Baldwin EMC sent 22 employees to assist Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Clay County, Fla., with their power restoration efforts from Hurricane Idalia, that’s currently impacting the area. The crews departed from the co-op’s Summerdale headquarters on Wednesday, August 30.
“As we all watch Hurricane Idalia make landfall, our hearts go out to those in its path,” says Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore. “Baldwin County is no stranger to tropical weather, and we’ve had our fair share of storms hit our area; we know firsthand the damage a storm can create and the difference having another co-op travel to help restore power can make. We were so grateful for the help we received during those times, and we are thankful to be there for another co-op in their time of need.”
Clay Electric, located in north Florida, serves more than 190,000 meters throughout the counties of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Flagler, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union and Volusia.
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.