JEA customers frustrated after almost one week without power

Jason Rantala reports. 10/12/2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Thousands of JEA customers were still without power Wednesday.

As crews restore utilities around Jacksonville, Cheryl and Ronald Adamczyk watch the trucks pass their Arliington home, as they enter day five without power.

Tuesday night, Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted that JEA's missed deadline of having all power back by midnight Tuesday was not acceptable.

"I'd like to see him actually doing something about it, because at this point, nothing has been done," Cheryl said in regard to Curry's Tweet.

Cheryl said she was told power by JEA employees, their power would be back at noon Tuesday. It was not.

"It's like they're just touching on stuff and moving on and not finishing the project," said Cheryl.

What frustrates the family most is seeing utility trucks seemingly idling, like in a nearby Publix parking lot.

"We've seen them sitting in the Winn Dixie parking lot, eating donuts or what have you. I have not yet seen a person in a bucket working a line," said Ronald.

With plenty of down trees and downed lines, like a Comcast utility cable, the Adamczuk's certainly have their work cut out for them.

It wasn't until 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Adamczyks say they finally got their power back.

Just in time, since they had recently run out of candles and batteries for flashlights.


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