Hurricane Ian: Power outages in Clay County

Don Johnson

Power outages in Clay County had dropped to 73 homes on Friday afternoon, according to the Clay Electric outage map. Most of those outages about 12:30 p.m. were in the southern part of the county.

On Thursday, 2,439 homes were experiencing outages, with most of those outages in the eastern side of Clay County around Fleming Island. The majority of those outages were attributed to fallen vegetation on Clay Electric’s distribution system.

Clay Electric CEO Ricky Davis said that Clay Electric has extra crews from Missouri and Texas dispatched throughout the county, along with their normal crews in the county.

Click here to report an outage to Clay Electric.

Clay Electric provides power to most of Clay County with 86,704 customers in the county.

Davis has stressed the importance of avoiding power lines and vegetation that is knocked down due to the storm. Clay Electric serves 14 counties.

“We have 200 outside restoration personnel coming to assist plus all of Clay Electric’s employees working to restore power as safely and quickly as possible throughout our entire service area,” Chief Public Relations Officer Derick Thomas said Thursday. “Be patient. We are working around the clock to get everyone’s power restored as safely and quickly as possible.”

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Clay Electric continues to restore powerPhoto courtesy of Clay Electric Cooperative Facebook page.

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