Will take days before power, drinking water is restored for thousands in Hernando Co.

Posted at 6:52 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 18:52:17-04

While everyone who lives in Hernando county are able to go home, some of them are coming home to not only damage but no power or drinking water. 

The big questions now in Hernando county are: When are people getting power back? When can they use their water? Where can they get gas? And what are they going to do about damage like this!

Up to 55,000 people are still without power and energy crews say it could be 7-10 days before the power is restored.

Nearly 36-thousand people have no drinking water, including Weeki Wachee, Brooksville and anyone east of highway 41 are all in a boil notice through the weekend.

Duke energy says they have 300 trucks on their way to Florida to help

Sydney Glass is without power and drinking water, he says, "If you don’t need to drive or be out their on the freeways stay off the roads so all the help that’s coming our way can get on in here and help us out because we need this help."

Hernando county swift water rescue team were up to their necks in water rescuing a woman after she drove into a flooded road during the storm. 

Then there’s people like Luke Eikenberry who are working through the damage doing auto detailing underneath an overhang that looks like it could come crashing down at any minute. 

Eikenberry said, "Gotta make money, gotta pay bills, gotta feed that boy of mine. I'm just rolling with the punches right now, its all we can do."