Hurricane Irma is having an impact on the entire Tampa Bay area. WUSF has reporters spread out across the region. This county-by-county breakdown will be updated continuously as the storm passes.
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TECO is reporting nearly 237,936 people without power. To check the most recent information, click here.
Tampa is enforcing a curfew at 6 pm. Some areas of the city may get the curfew lifted earlier than others based on damage. Those breaking the curfew will be charged with a misdemeanor.
All westbound lanes of the Gandy Bridge and the Courtney Campbell Causeway are being closed to traffic.
All emergency vehicles were called off the roads at 1 p.m. due to dangerous wind speeds.
- Peace River was reporting more than 36,500 customers without power. To check the most recent information, click here.
FPL was reporting 184,900 customers without power. To check the most recent information, click here.
- To report outages, call FPL at 1-800-468-8243; TECO Gas at 1-877-832-6747; Peace River at 1-800-282-3824.
A curfew is in place from 3 p.m. Sunday until 3 p.m. Monday. Anyone caught on the roads during the curfew will be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor.
FPL was reporting 263,800 customers without power. To check the most recent information, click here.
For a list of Sarasota County Shelters, click here.
Duke Energy is reporting about 2,300 customers without power. To check the most recent information, click here.
Pasco County is under a curfew from 7 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday.
- Tropical storm force winds from 2 pm Sunday to 11 am Monday
- Hurricane force winds up to 115 mph from 7 pm Sunday to 3 am Monday
- 24 hour rain forecast of 7 to 10 inches
- Storm surge of 5 to 8 feet, around 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday
Duke Energy is reporting about 170,000 customers without power. To check the most recent information, click here.
St. Petersburg is instituting a 5 pm curfew. Pinellas is not instituting a curfew but the county will be sealed off after the storm comes through so they can assess damages. People who leave Pinellas should not rush back to see how their homes and property are affected, because they will not be allowed back in immediately.
Entry to the Pinellas County barrier islands is shut down for everyone, including residents and business owners, as of 6 a.m. Sunday.
St. Petersburg is under a curfew until further notice.
Lakeland Electric is reporting more than 120,000 customers without power. To get the most recent information, click here.
For a list of Hernando County Shelters, click here.
- Nature Coast Technical High School is at full capacity for pets only. Members of the general public are still being accepted.
- West Hernando Middle School is now open as a pet shelter.