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Three new charging stations deployed in St. Pete

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St. Petersburg has opened up a few more mobile charging stations so residents waiting on their power to be restored after Hurricane Irma can top off their phone batteries.

The three new stations were added at Carter G. Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Ave S.; Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd NE; and Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301, 13th Ave. S.

The hours each of the new stations will be open have not been determined.

The new charging stations were announced by Mayor Rick Kriseman Wednesday, who said he reached out to telecommunications giant AT&T and asked them to deploy more stations throughout the city.

The new charging points join seven others deployed by AT&T at other St. Petersburg recreation centers.

Those locations include the North Shore Aquatic Complex, Sunshine Center, Azalea Recreation Center, Campbell Park, Frank Pierce Recreation Center, Lake Vista Recreation Center, Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, J.W. Cate Recreation Center and the main library.

The North Shore and Sunshine centers are open until 4 p.m. daily, while the Azalea Center is open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily and the library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The remaining centers are open from noon to 7 p.m.

AT&T also opened a new charging center in Tampa at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2511 E Columbus Drive, which is open daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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