From Joan Steinke, Tropicana Forum reporter. April 27, 2012. 6:30 p.m.:
The power in Tropicana went off around 8:30 A.M. on Friday. Parts of the community were restored about an hour later. Those are the homes that are on with the fire station. Almost the rest was on a little later, but The ditch side of Camelia, and from our house to Palm plus some on East Palm and Lantana were out until 12:45 P.M. It’s amazing how we depend on electricity for our everyday living. Flipping a light switch is automatic. Using the microwave. So much of what we do is so dependent on electricity. I’m not sure what caused the power outage but will share when I know!