Friday, October 7, 2016
Twenty-eight Baldwin EMC employees left this morning to travel to Florida to help restore power following Hurricane Matthew, which is predicted to pound the eastern coast during the next few days.
According to weather reports, Hurricane Matthew made landfall along the Florida coast early this morning, causing dangerous storm surge, destructive winds, and flooding rainfall.
The Baldwin EMC workers, including five fully equipped construction crews, a superintendent, engineer and mechanic, drove out convoy style at 8 a.m. today. The men packed food, water and other necessary items for at least seven days.
Baldwin EMC is part of a nationwide network of electric cooperatives that assist each other in times of natural disasters. Baldwin EMC has provided assistance numerous times to other cooperatives across the southeast following hurricanes, tornadoes and ice storms.