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Storm interrupts power to residents in Hernando, Pasco

Pedestrians navigate heavy wind and rain Wednesday off US 19 in Port Richey where a severe thunderstorm moved through the area prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for west Pasco County by the National Weather Service.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD

Pedestrians navigate heavy wind and rain Wednesday off US 19 in Port Richey where a severe thunderstorm moved through the area prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for west Pasco County by the National Weather Service.

Several hundred Hernando and Pasco county residents found themselves in the dark Wednesday evening after a storm and cold front blew through the area.

About 1,500 Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative customers in an area east of U.S, 41 near the Hernando-Pasco line were without power at 5 p.m., according to the cooperative's online outage map. Another outage affected about 800 customers east of Brooksville.

Duke Energy also reported a few minors outages in and around Brooksville.

Authorities said there were several reports of trees that blew down during the storm, in several cases also bringing down power lines.

Storm interrupts power to residents in Hernando, Pasco 02/12/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:25pm]
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