The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced that 5,000 gallons of treated effluent was contained onsite.

UPDATE 10:50 a.m.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a statement that approximately 5,000 gallons of treated effluent from the Destin Water Users Wastewater Treatment Plant overflowed into onsite channels due to the power outage Saturday morning.

All treated effluent was contained on the treatment plant. No effluent entered any water bodies or storm drains. The flow was stopped, power was restored and the area was limed.

Also, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has announced that all traffic lights are reported to be back functioning from power outage in Destin. Reports are that power and phone service has been restored in the city.

Original Story

A large segment of Destin finds itself without power following a brief storm that blew through the area, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

The OCSO substation in Destin is reporting that the most affected area is the east side of the city, but power is out in spots west of Destin, as well.

A major issue is the number of traffic lights out along U.S. Highway 98. Phone service is being reported down as well.

Motorists are warned of the issues while crews work to restore power.