Power company, county or electrician? Who should help Ocklawaha couple?

Man, woman face difficult situation following Hurricane Irma, daughter says

By Michelle Ganley - Graham Media Group

Provided by Mary Esteve, of Virginia

OCKLAWAHA, Fla. - A couple in Marion County is in the midst of a tough situation involving a power outage at their home and a downed tree, which no one will come and remove, their daughter told News 6 on Thursday night.

The man and woman who live at the Ocklawaha home, who are 65 and 69 years old, told their daughter, Mary Esteves of Virginia, that officials from their power company initially said they would help with the ordeal.

But the problem is, the downed tree fell on a specific power pole. Seco Energy won’t come help until an electrician determines that it’s safe.

Officials from Seco are worried that a fire will start, Esteves said.

Both of Esteve’s parents have health issues, she said, and being without power is “taking a toll,” Esteves added.

The county told the residents, on SE 130th Lane, that this is their responsibility. But they haven’t been able to get an electrician to the home, Esteves said.

Flip through the photos to take a better look at the situation. News 6 is in the process of trying to learn more.

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