UPDATE: (As of 10:00PM, Sept. 12th):
Another Update: It appeared that TECO had a crew working on the transfer station on Dean St today. A few industrial park businesses got power back, as well as residences on NW 9th Ave. just got off the phone with TECO, they have 6 crews heading into Mulberry first thing tomorrow (Wednesday). Hoping this gets us back up on the grid!
UPDATE: (As of 8:30PM, Sept. 11th):
Quick Update: I have been in contact with TECO representatives all day and this evening. While they cannot give a timeline, their engineers and assessors have been in roaming the county and more importantly to us, in Mulberry since daybreak. As the out of state crews begin working, these assessments will help determine where to go and when. Although I was told that they could not give me a timeline until tomorrow, crews have been working in Mulberry all afternoon and have begun restoring power in some affected areas already. Hopefully we will all be pleasantly surprised by how well they treat Mulberry! Hang in there!!
(12:00PM Sept. 11th) Hello Mulbarians! I just wanted to update you… We have done a full assessment of damage in the city, including pictures and specific addresses. This was forwarded to the EOC and then to teco. Our teco rep said this morning that they are beginning repairs today and will work round the clock. Please be patient with us and stay safe!
– City Manager, Rick Johnson