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Storms knockout power for 9,400 residents

FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - Florida Power and Light says the passing storms caused 9,200 customers throughout Palm Beach County to lose power as well as 200 more on the Treasure Coast.

Winds gusted up to 60 mph.

Crews are responding and power is expected back Tuesday afternoon.

Golfers at a driving range on US 1 just north of Fort Pierce got in their final swings under a dark, ominous sky Tuesday morning as a storm front approached.

The rain began around noon and lasted for nearly an hour in the Fort Pierce area, bringing some lightning, thunder and wind gusts.

There have been no reports of damage.

The owner of the driving range says he's grateful for the rain because of the potential relief it brings for the extreme drought conditions.

As for his now empty business he says, "It's O-K. They'll be back tomorrow."

Very heavy rainfall was reported south of Okeechobee along with wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

Frequent lightning has also been detected on Live Vipir 5 HD radar. Hail has also been reported.

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