EREC is Prepared for Hurricane Sally

Escambia River Electric Cooperative has employees on emergency storm alert status as Hurricane Sally strengthens and continues its path toward landfall. The National Weather Service predicts the storm will likely come ashore along the north-central Gulf Coast on Tuesday.

“Our co-op may be significantly affected by high winds and heavy rainfall if Sally continues to intensify,” said Ryan Campbell, CEO. “With safety as our top priority, we have activated our emergency response plan in anticipation of the storm. This includes contact with our statewide association to coordinate the arrival of additional utility crews should they be needed.”

EREC urges members to remain vigilant and prepare for possible power outages due to impacts from Hurricane Sally.

“EREC has taken all precautionary measures, and our emergency preparedness team has confirmed that all preliminary requirements for the possibility of a major hurricane have been met,” said Campbell. “We continue to monitor the storm very closely.”

EREC urges members to stay abreast of the storm’s development and take necessary safety precautions.