Power struggle? Tallahassee, state at odds in storm recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The big question in Tallahassee is whether you have power, and whether you think local officials are to blame for the grinding pace of restoring electricity following Hurricane Hermine.

The anger is playing out on social media and in the political sphere, with state and local leaders trading accusations about the slow pace of recovery.

As of Monday afternoon, more than 26,000 customers in Leon County were still without power. That contrasts with other parts of the state where there were only a few thousand still without electricity.

Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has openly questioned if city and county officials are doing enough. Tallahassee mayor, Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, has said the city is doing all it can.

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