Baldwin EMC asks those still without power to call to report ASAP

Baldwin County

Unedited press release from Baldwin EMC 2:17 PM

(SUMMERDALE, Ala.) – Baldwin EMC asks all members still without power to please call to report the outage as soon as possible.

The cooperative is trying to confirm an accurate location of each meter still without power. The request applies to members who have not had damage to their home or business and are able to receive power. Members are asked to call the office to report the outage at 251-989-6247.

The outage can be reported to a Member Service Representative or on the automtated message system. Baldwin EMC has made great progress, restoring power to 76,000 meters, approximately 95% of its system, as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday. With fewer than 2,000 meters remaining without power, the cooperative wants to identify individual outages to ensure no meter is overlooked. 

For the most up-to-date outage information, follow Baldwin EMC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaldwinEMC/), Instagram (instagram.com/baldwinemc) and Twitter (twitter.com/baldwinemc) or visit www.baldwinemc.com

Unedited press release from Baldwin EMC 09/24/20

(SUMMERDALE, Ala.) – As of 9:30 a.m., Baldwin EMC announced it has restored power to more than 76,000 meters, approximately 95% of its system. The cooperative now has 1,872 meters remaining without power due to Hurricane Sally. All 100 circuits are now restored.

These numbers may fluctuate as crews are working in the field. This is not unusual during power restoration after a major storm.

OUTAGES BY AREA

· North of Interstate 10: 6,608 total meters restored, 15 meters without power; all circuits restored

· Between Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 98 going east/west:

18,494 total meters restored, 587 meters without power; all circuits restored

· South of U.S. Highway 98: 51,182 total meters restored, 1,270 meters without power; all circuits restored

Baldwin EMC is now reporting an outage breakdown of more specific areas on its Facebook page. For members in the hardest hit areas, it could still be approximately a week before power is fully restored. Other areas can expect power restored no later than Sunday evening, provided there is no additional damage that would make it unsafe to restore power.

Unedited press release from Baldwin EMC

(SUMMERDALE, Ala.) – As of 9 a.m., Baldwin EMC announced it has restored power to nearly 72,000 meters, approximately 90% of its system. The cooperative now has 6,305 meters remaining without power due to Hurricane Sally. Of the 100 total circuits on the system, 99 now have power.

These numbers may fluctuate as crews are working in the field. This is not unusual during power restoration after a major storm.

OUTAGES BY AREA

· North of Interstate 10: 6,578 total meters restored, 45 meters without power; all circuits restored

· Between Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 98 going east/west:

17,607 total meters restored, 1,474 meters without power; all circuits restored

· South of U.S. Highway 98: 47,666 total meters restored, 4,786 meters without power; 1 circuit without power

Baldwin EMC employees, along hundreds of other line workers from across the country, are working diligently to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. Due to the widespread damage, the company does expect extended outages in some areas.

Baldwin EMC’s offices are closed until further notice as employees work to restore power.

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