Hurricane Sally Update
September 19, 2020, 10:00 am – EREC line crews and assisting cooperative crews are making great progress in power restoration efforts. The total number of outages has been reduced to 2,607 with 1,727 in Escambia County and 880 in Santa Rosa County. 76% of outages from Hurricane Sally have been restored at this time.
“Our storm team is working hard day and night to restore power to our membership,” said CEO Ryan Campbell. “We know our members are eager to get their electricity restored, and our crews will not stop working until everyone has power. The support our members have shown us has been amazing. We’ve had deliveries of snacks, doughnuts and even a sign placed in front of the co-op thanking our linemen. It’s great to be part of such a supportive community.”
We ask our members to be safe as there still may be hazardous conditions such as downed power lines and flooded roads. We appreciate your patience as line crews continue power restoration efforts.
September 18, 2020, 11:00 am – EREC line crews and assisting cooperative crews continue to make great progress in repairs to our power system. We are following the proper steps in power restoration to bring the largest number of members back online in the shortest amount of time. All substations are energized, and crews are working on main distribution lines and, in some areas, tap lines.
95% of our membership was without power immediately following the storm. At this time, 41% of outages have been restored. We currently have 5,936 outages – 3,182 in Escambia County and 2,754 in Santa Rosa.
We appreciate our members’ patience as crews work around the clock making power system repairs. Restoration efforts will not stop until everyone’s electricity has been restored.