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SPI Businesses Taking Financial Hit after Storms Knock Out Power

2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 October 22, 2019 4:28 PM October 22, 2019 in News - Local

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Padre Boulevard remains closed at South Padre Island as crews get transmission lines back up that were damaged in early Monday’s storm.

The power has been restored to 65% of the island and most of the businesses after missing a full day of operations.

A restaurant owner says the 17 hours without power could put a hole in his pocket.

“I'm hoping for the very low hundreds, it might be in the thousands,” said Michael Sularz, owner of D'Pizza Joint.

Sularz says he’s lost everything that was stored in the walk-in freezer of his pizza parlor.

More than 20 businesses had to shut down after the power was knocked out.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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