‘We got spared down here so we’re going to go up there and try to help our fellow linemen.’
Lakeland Electric reported 10,019 customers lost power briefly, but nearly all were restored by Wednesday morning.
Lakeland residents took time Tuesday to prepare for heavy rain, strong winds, possible flooding and power outages.
Hurricane Idalia is expected to make landfall in the Big Bend area north of Tampa Wednesday morning as a Category 3 storm.
A guide prepared by the Alzheimer’s Association and USF helps caregivers prepare for weather emergencies.
The tropical storm moved over Lakeland around 8 a.m. Power outages were fewer than anticipated.
We’ve been updating our list of closures and cancellations related to Nicole.
The city of Lakeland has accelerated its effort to collect tree limbs and other debris piled up in yards following Hurricane Ian. Starting today, trucks from a private trash hauler are beginning a series of debris-collection sweeps estimated to take two to four weeks to complete.
Out-of-state bucket trucks and pickups lined Cambridge Avenue on Monday afternoon as workers continued restoring power to Lakeland Electric customers. “We’ve fixed broken poles, reinstalled poles, picked up wire,” said Daniel Landrie, a lineman with LineTec Services of Lafayette, La. “Made people happy, made some people mad because we’re blocking their streets, but that’s the […]
Tuesday is shaping up to be a big day in Polk County. It’s the day that students are scheduled to report back to public schools throughout the county after they closed last Tuesday as Hurricane Ian approached, according to a news release. In addition, Lakeland Electric says power should be restored to all of its […]