Life without electric remains difficult for many

- Hurricane Irma left many Floridians without power and in the dark.

For Jordan Park resident Michele Lumpkin, it’s been rough living without electricity since Sunday. 

“I don’t know how much longer I can hold on due to the fact that I’m on a lot of medication and I have an insulin pump," Lumpkin said.

Wednesday, relief came in the form of an AT&T mobile power station called for by Mayor Kriseman. Each lock box had a charger inside. 

There were a few others at various locations in the city.

"I called them as soon as it charged up. Let them know I was ok," Lumpkin said.

Bella Brava served up hot meals as phones charged and residents hung together.

Elsewhere others without power got creative. Places like Panera have become hot-spots.

"First I came to get a cup of coffee I haven’t had coffee in two days,” said Irene Pridgen.

“You really have to be creative you have to be patient you really have to be patient,” Barbara Sorey-Love said.

Residents in PInellas County shouldn't have to wait too much longer. Duke Energy says they power will likely be on by midnight Friday.

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