Baldwin EMC crews are prepared and on standby to assist sister cooperatives in power restoration efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Ida. The cooperative is coordinating with our state-wide agency and will be ready to depart as soon as an assignment is made. Along with their standard supplies, they have proper personal protective equipment to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Ida, and we are proud to send crews and share our resources with another cooperative in need of assistance,” says Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we were struck by Hurricane Sally and 97 percent of our meters were without power. If we hadn’t had help from our sister cooperatives, it would have taken weeks, if not months, to rebuild and repair our system. We’re happy for the opportunity to help this time around, and we’re grateful to be a part of a community of mutual aid.”
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.