Customers in Our Viewing Area Still Without Power in the Wake of Hurricane Michael
Diverse Power Working to Restore Power
Due to the recent damage from Hurricane Michael, Diverse Power has experienced power outages in most of its seven county Pataula District service areas. Line crews consisting of nearly two hundred employees from six states continue working to make repairs and restore electric service.
Work has been hampered by the massive amounts of downed trees, broken electric lines, and broken electric poles. Most of the remaining eighteen hundred outages are in Calhoun, Randolph, and Clay counties.
A strong Category 4, Hurricane Michael was the strongest ever to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle in recorded history and was the third strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States in terms of pressure. With sustained winds of 155mph, at least 33 deaths and an estimated $8 billion in property damage have been attributed to Michael.