9/6/2019 – 8:45 a.m. –

With the storm and primary danger of outages now passed in our area, we sent our outage restoration team to Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative on the coast to assist with their power restoration efforts. Rest assured, we will still have crews stationed here to respond to any additional outages should they occur.

9/5/2019 at 9:15 a.m. –

Potential wind impacts update from the National Weather Forecast Office Raleigh. The greatest impacts are expected east of I-95, with scattered to numerous downed trees and power-lines. Wind gusts will be lower north and west of I-95, with isolated to scattered downed trees and power lines possible. The threat for Tropical-storm-force wind/wind gusts is greatest across central NC between 2 pm today through 6 am Friday morning.

While the greatest wind impacts from Hurricane Dorian are expected east of I-95, it’s important to refresh yourself on proper generator use if you plan to use a generator if your power goes out this hurricane season.

Remember to use it in a well-ventilated area, and don’t connect to your electrical panel or fuse box.

Remember to never go near a downed or sagging power line. Do not attempt to remove debris from power lines as the lines could still be energized and very dangerous.

If you experience an outage, you can report it through SmartHub, by calling us at 1.800.743.3155, or by text after you sign up for our text outage notifications by opting in through SmartHub.

9/4/2019 at 11:00 a.m. –

We’re continuing to monitor Hurricane Dorian and are prepared to respond.

We encourage our members to always be prepared for storms as well. Take a look at FEMA’s emergency kit list to make sure you’re ready throughout this hurricane season.

We stress the following safety tips in English and Spanish to help prevent life-threatening accidents.

If you’re without electricity and want to use a portable generator, make sure you use it in a well-ventilated area. Don’t connect the generator to your home’s electrical panel or fuse boxes. It may cause electricity to feed back into the power lines, which can endanger linemen and damage electric service facilities.Si no tiene electricidad y desea usar un generador portátil, úselo en un área bien ventilada. No conecte el generador al panel eléctrico o a la caja de fusibles de su casa. Esto puede hacer que la electricidad fluya hacia los cables de alta tensión, lo cual puede poner en peligro a los trabajadores y dañar las instalaciones de la cooperativa de electricidad.
If your power is out following a storm and you must cook food with Sterno or charcoal, remember to do so outside in a well-ventilated area. Cooking indoors with Sterno or charcoal will produce deadly carbon-monoxide fumes.Si no tiene electricidad después de una tormenta y debe cocinar alimentos con combustible Sterno® o carbón, recuerde hacerlo afuera en un área bien ventilada. Cocinar dentro de la casa con Sterno® o carbón produce vapors mortales de monóxido de carbono.
Following a storm, debris can cover power lines that have fallen and even standing near downed lines can be dangerous.Recuerde, después de una tormenta puede haber escombros sobre los cables de alta tensión caídos y hasta pararse cerca de tales cables puede ser peligroso.