EMEPA prepares to send crews to Florida/Georgia

East Mississippi Electric Power Association is preparing to send 21 employees including linemen, servicemen, engineers, right-of-way crew and mechanic to Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation, headquartered in Nahunta, Ga., to aid in power restoration efforts following Hurricane Irma.

Okefenoke REMC’s service territory is among the areas in the predicted path of Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category 5 storm predicted to make landfall in Florida by Sunday morning and potentially crossing over Okefenoke REMC’s service area by Monday morning. Okefenoke REMC is preparing for the possibility of significant damage and widespread power outages in the wake of the storm. The electric cooperative serves approximately 36,000 homes and businesses on the Florida/Georgia state line.

“As an electric cooperative, assisting fellow co-ops in need is part of our operating principles,” said EMEPA CEO Randy Carroll. “We are glad to help out, but also maintain enough personnel here at home to meet our members’ day-to-day needs while these dedicated employees are in Georgia and Florida.”

EMEPA crews are tentatively scheduled to depart from EMEPA’s Meridian office on Tuesday, Sept. 12, pending the path of the storm. Should the storm’s path move in the direction of EMEPA’s service area, assistance to Okefenoke REMC would be held until all potential damage to our system has been cleared.

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