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Tropical Storm Debby's impact in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County

• Usually-busy Monday dockets at the Hillsborough County Courthouse were stripped bare after officials decided not to transport jail inmates to court unless they were in trial. Prospective jurors, however, answered their Monday summons in force despite the storm.

• Hillsborough Fire Rescue crews and the county's Sunshine Line transport service bused nearly 100 residents of the Sunrise Village Retirement Homes as the building began to flood Monday morning. The evacuation of the community at 11722 N 17th St. was voluntary and a precaution, officials said. HART and school buses were expected to take the evacuees to other area facilities associated with Sunrise Village.

• One sewage lift station in the Brandon area was without power Monday, so Hillsborough officials hooked up a mobile pump to keep service running.

• The Bayshore Boulevard resurfacing project, scheduled to be completed before the Republican National Convention in August, was stalled when much of the roadway closed under water. County officials said they will wait for the road to dry out before assessing the storm's impact on the project and timetable.

• About 8,500 Tampa Electric customers remained without power by Monday afternoon with crews working around the clock. The power company estimated as many as 20,000 customers lost power during the peak of Sunday night's storm. Tampa Electric's restoration team will be aided by about 50 linemen from Sumter Utility in Alabama, who are expected to arrive by noon Tuesday.

Times staff writers Marissa Lang, Jodie Tillman, John Barry, Justin George and Stephanie Bolling contributed to this report.

Tropical Storm Debby's impact in Hillsborough County 06/25/12 [Last modified: Monday, June 25, 2012 11:26pm]
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