Baldwin EMC is making final preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Nate today. While it appears that Baldwin County will not take the direct hit we will definitely feel the effects of the hurricane. The co-op encourages the public to be aware of the following:
- As the storm approaches, Baldwin EMC crews will continue to provide restoration service until weather conditions require them to stop for safety reasons.
- Members who depend on electric-powered healthcare equipment should immediately seek alternative shelter or obtain a backup source of power for their equipment. While Baldwin EMC is committed to restoring power as quickly and safely as possible, it cannot guarantee uninterrupted service.
- Members can expect to experience flickering lights as wind speed increases with the hurricane’s arrival. Sustained outages may begin early during the storm’s onset. Restoration efforts will begin when it is safe for crews to return to the field.
- Stay inside and stay off the roads. Stay tuned to local media for weather updates because conditions will change.
- If you must go out, stay away from fallen power lines. Assume that any line is conducting electricity. During the storm, call Baldwin EMC ONLY to report an emergency, such as downed, sparking power lines.
- Baldwin EMC will begin damage assessment immediately following the storm, including, if necessary, seeking help from other cooperatives.
- Extensive and prolonged power outages are expected in hardest hit areas. Information about restoration efforts will be provided as soon as it is available. Again, during the storm, call Baldwin EMC only to report emergencies.
- To report an outage call Baldwin EMC at (251) 989-6247 or see our Outage Center for details how to report an outage via text message.
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