Downed Trees Cause Power Outages, Damage Home In Jacksonville

Aug 4, 2020

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Hurricane Isaias toppled numerous trees in the City of Jacksonville, causing widespread power outages and damage to a home in the Holiday City subdivision. The two adults and three children in the home had to be taken to a shelter. No one was injured.  Downed trees on power lines caused as many as 19,000 customers to lose power after the storm’s center passed north of Jacksonville, said Glenn Hargett, Jacksonville Assistant City Manager.

 

“Other trees have fallen across streets and have blocked some.  And those that are entangled with powerlines cannot be moved until the power companies certify that the lines are not energized.”

 

Hargett urges residents to avoid travel until crews have been able to clean up the debris and restore power. Some minor flooding occurred near the New River, which reached a minor flood stage.