As of 9:30 a.m., Baldwin EMC announced it has restored power to approximately 56,000 meters, more than 70% of its system. The cooperative now has 21,870 meters remaining without power due to Hurricane Sally. Of the 100 total circuits on the system, 94 now have power.
These numbers may fluctuate as crews are working in the field. This is not unusual during power restoration after a major storm.
OUTAGES BY AREA
- North of Interstate 10: 6,198 total meters restored, 425 meters without power; all circuits restored
- Between Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 98 going east/west: 13,398 total meters restored, 5,683 meters without power; all circuits restored
- South of U.S. Highway 98: 36,690 total meters restored, 15,762 meters without power; 6 circuits without power
Baldwin EMC employees, along with nearly 1,400 other line workers from 12 states, are working diligently to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. Due to the widespread damage, the company does expect extended outages in some areas.
Baldwin EMC’s offices are closed until further notice as employees work to restore power.
OUTAGE REPORTING LINE: Baldwin EMC members who need to report an outage should call (251) 989-6247 or (800) 837-3374. Outages can also be reported by texting Outage to 85700. (Members who are not already subscribed to the co-op’s outage texting service can sign up by texting Baldwin to 85700.)
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