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Updated: 02/13/2018 08:30:01AM

Fallen tree takes out power in Punta Gorda neighborhood

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SUN PHOTOS BY DANIEL SUTPHIN

A fallen tree took out power lines on Tabor St. near Ruth Ave in Punta Gorda. Local residents say that the tree among others along the street have been leaning on the power lines since Hurricane Irma.

SUN PHOTOS BY DANIEL SUTPHIN
Tree limbs hang on power lines up and down Tabor Street in Punta Gorda near Ruth Avenue. Local residents on the dead-end road say these limbs have been leaning on the lines since Hurricane Irma. Despite having made calls to FPL to have the problem fixed, they claim the company has done nothing to help.

SUN PHOTOS BY DANIEL SUTPHIN

A fallen tree took out power lines on Tabor St. near Ruth Ave in Punta Gorda. Local residents say that the tree among others along the street have been leaning on the power lines since Hurricane Irma.

By DANIEL SUTPHIN

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Residents on Tabor Street Punta Gorda felt some residual effects of Hurricane Irma when a tree fell Monday morning, pulling down power lines and leaving customers without electricity for almost an hour and a half.

“We’ve been calling about this since September/October ... since Irma,” said Gil Wright, who lives on the dead-end road. The now-fallen tree was just one of many branches and trees leaning on power lines in the area. He said the fallen tree had been leaning since the hurricane.

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