TAMPA BAY, Fla. - With Hurricane Irma behind us, Bay Area residents are now dealing with the consequences of the storm. Many are dealing with school and road closures, power outages, flooding and clean up from Irma's path.
Here's what you need to know, and who you might need to contact, in the aftermath of Irma:
Power outages are common in the area, with some customers not expected to have electricity until the end of the week. Here's a list of phone numbers in the event you want an update on when power might be returning to your home.
Damage assessment crews are canvassing Manatee County today as residents called the Citizens Information Center (CIC) line to report damages. The CIC line, (941) 749-3547, is the first number people should call to ask for non-emergency help from the County.