PANAMA CITY — Power restoration east of the Hathaway Bridge, in Panama City, Callaway, Parker, Lynn Haven, Youngstown and surrounding areas could take weeks, according to Gulf Power.
West of the Hathaway Bridge in Panama City Beach, power is estimated to be restored much earlier.
The west end of the Beach, west of Highway 79, should have power back on by midnight Sunday.
Panama City Beach and Bay County east of Highway 79 to the Hathaway Bridge should have power back on by midnight Monday.
Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties are estimated to be restored by midnight, Oct. 19.
“We’re committed to getting the entire community up and running as soon as possible,” said Jeff Rogers, Gulf Power spokesperson. “It’s important for our customers to understand that it’s going to take longer in some areas to rebuild our electrical system — some of our major line infrastructure is located in heavily wooded areas or is difficult to access.”
There are currently 90,898 Gulf Power customers without power in their service area, and all of them are in the Panama City area, according to spokesperson Kimberly Blair. Blair added that 4,947 customers had power restored overnight Friday.