Approximately 36 Baldwin EMC employees are preparing to travel to northeast Georgia to restore power following a severe ice storm that hit the area Monday night. The crews will be assisting Jackson EMC, headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga.
According to Jackson EMC’s website, more than 62,000 of their customers were without power as of 8:00 a.m. today, representing one of the worst ice storms in the cooperative’s history. The Baldwin EMC crews, including bucket trucks, digger trucks, pole trailers, tree clearing equipment and a mechanic service truck, are preparing to leave around noon today. The men are packing food, water, warm clothing and other necessary items.
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.
Baldwin EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 70,000 accounts in Baldwin and Monroe Counties in southwest Alabama, including Alabama’s Gulf Coast. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.