As of 4:00 p.m., Baldwin EMC announced it has restored power to more than 77,000 meters, approximately 97% of its system. The cooperative now has 787 meters remaining without power due to Hurricane Sally. All 100 circuits are now restored.
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: 6,611 total meters restored, 12 meters without power; all circuits restored
- Between Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 98 going east/west: 18,813 total meters restored, 268 meters without power; all circuits restored
- South of U.S. Highway 98: 51,945 total meters restored, 507 meters without power; all circuits restored
Baldwin EMC is now reporting an outage breakdown of more specific areas on its Facebook page. For members in the hardest hit areas, it could still be approximately a week before power is fully restored. Other areas can expect power restored no later than Sunday evening, provided there is no additional damage that would make it unsafe to restore power.
Baldwin EMC employees, along hundreds of other line workers from across the country, are working diligently to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.
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.)
For the most up-to-date outage information, follow Baldwin EMC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaldwinEMC/), Instagram (instagram.com/baldwinemc) and Twitter (twitter.com/baldwinemc) or visit www.baldwinemc.com.