Thousands without power as Elsa brings gusting winds, heavy rain overnight

Elsa brought some of its heaviest rain and wind during the early morning hours Wednesday, knocking out power for thousands of customers across the Bay Area. 

In Hillsborough County, Tampa Electric Company showed more than 3,000 customers without power.

In Pinellas County, Duke Energy's outage map showed nearly 2,500 without power.

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In Polk County, Lakeland Electric Company showed less than 5 were impacted as of 10:30 a.m.

Across the several Bay Area counties receiving power service from Florida Power & Light, roughly 350 customers were in the dark in Sarasota County. The company reports 590 are without power in Manatee County. There were dozens without power in Desoto County, but electricity has since been restored.