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Bigger than a pet cause: Taking precautions for your furry, feathered friends (and other pets) in a hurricane

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When the weather’s worse than raining cats and dogs, you may need to take extra steps to protect yours (along with your fish, hamsters, birds – you name it). As Hurricane Irma threatens Florida, leading to possible evacuations, residents must … Continue reading

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Starting a new school year in a new home: Women build something bigger than the sum of its parts for a family in need

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There’s no place like a Habitat for Humanity home – and the women who helped build one recently can tell you some things about the construction materials they brought to the effort: camaraderie, a drive to help the community and … Continue reading

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Aug. 26 is Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day – a reminder to thank the ones who keep power flowing to the community

A version of this post originally appeared on April 18 in recognition of National Lineworker Appreciation Day. For Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day, Aug. 26, TECO is proud to again salute our outstanding lineworkers and all of the hardworking men and women … Continue reading

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Considering a major eclipse at the Tampa Bay area’s largest solar array

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Cloudy weather and nighttime: these are the typical daily things that limit the electrical output of Tampa Electric’s 23-megawatt solar array, the Tampa Bay area’s largest, which has a featured spot on WFLA TV. But Monday, Aug. 21 is no … Continue reading

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My power is out. Is there anything I should do to get my home ready for service restoration?

You should make sure your home is ready to safely receive electricity once power has been restored. Make sure there are no flammable items on the stove, no irons left on or other potentially dangerous situations. Turn off as many … Continue reading

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