Duke Energy did not fulfill its self-imposed midnight Friday deadline to bring power back to its customers in Pinellas County and that has St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman extremely disappointed. “I am extremely disappointed that Duke Energy’s self-imposed midnight deadline will pass without power being restored to all of St. Pete,” Kriseman wrote on Facebook after the deadline passed. “The information provided to me by Duke Energy’s CEO and other executives throughout the week gave me the confidence to be patient,…
The decision by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman‘s administration to award the Callaloo Group to take over the historic Manhattan Casino last month was not exactly met with universal praise in the community – even amongst the mayor’s most fervent supporters in South St. Pete.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and members of the City Council had plenty of laudatory praise Thursday for their staff in handling Hurricane Irma’s impact on the city. The mayor even showed some love to Rick Scott.
Political committees linked to Gov. Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and future House Speaker Jose Oliva poured tens of thousands of dollars last month into a PAC supporting St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Baker, according to finance reports posted on the state Division of Elections website.
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.
St. Petersburg entrepreneur Bill Edwards, in association with the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, state Rep. Wengay Newton and mayoral candidate Rick Baker, will open a FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration Center Wednesday night. The center is slated to be open 6-9 p.m. and is located at 6090 Central Ave.
Duke Energy promises all Pinellas County customers will have electricity restored by midnight Friday at the latest. Speaking at Jordan Park in South St. Petersburg, Duke spokesman Jeff Baker said he is aware that’s still a long time for those already frustrated without power over past two days, but “help is on the way.” That includes 1,000 workers from other states who are joining the effort to restore power to residents in the county.