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Crews battle to get power back on after Beryl

6:05 PM, May 29, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla--  At Tropical Storm Beryl's peak, there were 37,000 people without power according to JEA. The wind and rain Beryl brought to Jacksonville took down trees and power lines.

In a neighborhood on Clifton Avenue, JEA crews worked for hours on Tuesday to fix a snapped power pole. JEA Spokeswoman Gerri Boyce says that sent around 200 homes in the area into the dark Saturday night.

"We're working on those people who have been out of power for the longest," said Boyce.

Julie Olson was one of the 200 that lost power in the area. A large tree also took down power lines in her yard. 

"Well the wind was really bad, we didn't hear the tree go down and when we walked around the neighborhood we saw the other tree down that took the power out," said Olson.

But Olson was prepared; she had a generator ready to go to keep her refrigerator and a few lights running inside her home. 

Still, she says she is relieved to see JEA crews in her neighborhood, a neighborhood that is looking forward to getting back to normal.

"We all get together and tell storm stories," said Olson.

Now Beryl has given them another story to tell.

For the latest on power outages, here is a link to the JEA outage map:

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