Debby’s Damage Evident in Temple Terrace

The tropical storm has caused downed trees, lost power and lots of debris.

Fallen trees, debris in the streets, standing water and at least one broken traffic light are what Tropical Storm Debby has left in Temple Terrace Monday morning.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is urging . Vehicles approaching intersections with broken traffic lights should treat that intersection as a four-way stop.

About 4,000 Monday morning. TECO spokesperson Cherie Jacobs cautioned customers they could still see more outages.

"With a storm system hanging over us today, we will likely see additional outages pop up today, and possibly over the next few days," Jacobs said in an email to Patch.

Temple Terrace resident Barb Kovats Tuttle told Temple Terrace Patch via Facebook that her Verizon phone service was out. Is your phone also not working? Did you lose electricity? Tell us in the comments.

If you have photos of damage caused by Tropical Storm Debby, you can upload them to this story.

JS June 25, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I wish the Patch, or some news organization would tackle the terrible electric service here in Temple Terrace. Brentwood Drive to the river and back behind Riverhills elementary is always without power. High tension power lines fall in peoples yards, threatening life and limb. TECO has done no maintenance out here on lines for 50 years since these homes were built! Last night our power went off at 930 pm and just came on at noon. A few weeks ago during the rain it was out most of the day when a high power line fell behind Brentwood. God forbid we ever truly have a hurricane........and it's not just the trees, as TECO would blame. High tension wires have fallen on bright sunny days.......
Anastazia Wood June 25, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Well I live in Raintree oaks, it's the private community in Raintree. Our electricity has been out since 8:30 last night and it's still not on and it's 1:00. This is terriable I have a son with health problems and most of his medication we need to keep refrigerated.. I am very upset about the horriable service from Teco. Our neighborhood seems to always be the last for everyone to get there electricity fixed.
Dale Morphew June 25, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I have had part of a tree hanging on the power line next to my house for over a year I have called TECO several times and even told the trimming crew working across the street from my house about it Still they do not care.
Ashley Reams June 25, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Thanks to Dae Sheridan for uploading a photo!
Grant Rimbey June 25, 2012 at 09:36 PM
JW, I live on Island Rd, a few blocks north of Bretwood, we were also without power from 9:30 pm Sunday to noon Monday, and are without power again now.....! Teco tree guys are notoriously sub-par.
JS June 26, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I have been fighting with TECO for months over power fluctuations, outages, brown outs and flickers. I work a lot at home and it is maddening. I had to finally threaten legal action, Jackie Calloway and in PSC complaint filings to even get someone on the phone to listen. They finally sent an engineer out to place a monitor on the house 2 weeks ago. I told the engineer who came, as well as his boss on the phone, if we ever have a storm this area is going to be nightmare between the trees and your companies failure to update any hardware whatsover. One of the major problems is TECO has never updated any lines, they are spliced all over the place. Those splices don't hold as well as solid lines. Trees hit them and zap. The engineer did admit my house comes off a 3 phase transformer and that someone must of had 3 phase a/c at one time. 3 phase has not been allowed in residential for like 50 years. Hows that for updated equipment? Well, along comes Debbie....... I guess I wasn't just some complaining nut case because the power has been off and on over 6 times for varying lengths, all way over an hour, as well as all the flickering. But I still don't expect them to do a damn thing. We ALL have to get mad about it. I have bought back up generator and am going to install a transfer switch. Had no choice.


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