Hurricane Nate Restoration
As Hurricane Nate made its way ashore near Biloxi, Mississippi, just after midnight on October 8, the EREC service area began to experience intense wind and rain.
Crews worked through the night repairing services as the storm continued on causing more outages. When the wind died down in the morning, crews were able to restore all of the outages caused by Hurricane Nate. A total of 1,587 members lost power during the storm. EREC crews were able to have the power restoration process completed by mid-day.
The EREC outage map, at erecoutagemap.com, was a valuable tool during the restoration process for members to be able to stay up-to-date with outages in the EREC service area.
“Regular power system upgrades, a technologically advanced metering system and an aggressive right-of-way program are attributed to holding the number of outages incurred to a minimum,” said Clay Campbell, EREC General Manager/CEO. “The hard work and dedication of EREC line crews are credited for getting the lights back on in record time.”
EREC thanks the membership for their patience and kind words during the aftermath of the storm. Campbell added, “We know a power outage is inconvenient and difficult for everyone, but we appreciate our members understanding and forbearance as crews worked to get everybody back on as quickly as possible.”
Kevin Macht works to restore power after Hurricane Nate.