January 20, 2016
Approximately 12 Baldwin EMC employees are preparing to travel to northern Virginia to help restore power following Winter Storm Jonas, which is predicted to deliver up to 20 inches of snow to the east coast this weekend.
According to weather reports, blizzard warnings predict heavy accumulations of snow and ice, strong winds and possible coastal flooding. Extensive power outages are expected and Baldwin EMC is sending crews ahead of the storm so they can be on location and start work immediately to restore power after the storm has passed through.
The Baldwin EMC crews, including service buckets, service pickups, utility vehicles, covered trailers and a mechanic service truck, are preparing to leave Thursday morning at 8 a.m. for Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative in Gainesville, VA. The men are packing food, water, warm clothing and other necessary items for approximately 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.