Some power is starting to be restored after Hurricane Irma swept through the Bay area. At one point there were half a million homes and business without power. Pinellas County has had the most customers in the dark with over 400,000 at one point. If you’re still without power, contact Duke, TECO or FDL. We have their numbers in the Dove Hurricane Guide.
Gassing up may become a little easier. Two fuel tankers docked at the Port of Tampa on Tuesday, and over the next few days at least 8 more should arrive. Now it’s a matter of those trucks getting it all to the stations.
School will resume for students in Hillsborough, Hernando, Polk and Pinellas counties on Monday. Classes at USF Tampa and St Petersburg will open Thursday along with the University of Tampa. You can check on other districts here. An historic Tampa school went up in flames Tuesday. The Robert E Lee Magnet school caught fire sometime before 7 pm. No one knows what caused the fire that destroyed the 100 year old school.