Hurricane Irma is pounding Polk County whithout any mercy. We lost electric power a few minutes ago.
JG: Update: Sept 12, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
TECO (Tampa Electric Company) appears to be having great difficulties restoring eletric power to certain areas of Polk County. The rumors in the county are spreading fast and some are saying that it may take one to two weeks to return to normal times. I hope it doesn't happen that way.
At midnight tonight, it will be 48 hours without electric power at the Seniors building where I live. We have 16 floors and more than 200 Seniors and disabled people living there. The owners of the building (two mainstream Christian churches) take EXCELLENT CARE of the building.