• Wake Electric employees are prepared to respond to any power outages that may occur from predicted winter weather this weekend.
  • Now is the time to prepare for inclement weather and a possible loss of power by creating an emergency preparedness kit and charging cell phones.
  • Watch our video for more tips about how to stay safe and get prepared.
  • Stay tuned to Facebook for storm updates from Wake Electric electric cooperatives this weekend.

Wake Electric is monitoring conditions and ready to respond if power outages occur as a result of winter weather.

Frozen precipitation and frigid temperatures are predicted across much of North Carolina Friday night and this weekend. Electric cooperative staff and crews are in place and prepared to respond if wintery conditions cause power outages. Freezing rain and heavy snow are the greatest concerns for the electric cooperatives, as ice-laden branches that touch or fall on power lines are a major cause of outages during winter storms.

Now is the time for Wake Electric members to prepare. Before the storm hits, stock up on supplies, charge cell phones and back-up batteries, and make sure you have a way to stay warm if the power goes out. Make an emergency kit that includes the following items: extra blankets, flashlights, batteries, a battery-operated radio, first-aid kit, manual can opener, medicine, canned food and bottled water. {Video tips here.}

To report power outages or any dangerous situations caused by the storm call 919.863.6499 or 800.743.3155.  Also, you can follow power outages in real time at www.wemc.com.   Just click on the outage map.  Our automated meter reading system also automatically notifies us if your power goes out.

Wake Electric is a non-profit electric utility providing power for over 40,000 members in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.