CCEC Outages Surpass 8,000
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) is feeling the impact of Hurricane Florence, with more than 8,200 outages reported as of 2:45 p.m.
CCEC crews must wait for conditions to subside before going out to assess damages and begin repairs. Once it is safe, they will be assisted by crews from Temple Tree Service and Volt Electric. Sister cooperatives from Tennessee and Alabama are staged a few hours away and will arrive to assist when it is safe for them to do so.
“Other cooperative crews may be dispatched as well, depending on the impacts elsewhere from the hurricane and the extent of damages to our system," said Communications Director Lisa Galizia.
In the meantime, the cooperative’s members do not need to call to report outages. Substation monitoring systems and AMI meter alarms automatically send alerts when outages occur. Outages can be viewed at http://outage.carteretcraven.coop.
- NEVER touch a downed power line. It may still be energized.
- If you are running a portable generator, make sure it is NOT inside your homes, garage, crawlspace, shed, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation.
- Get storm updates as well on Facebook (facebook.com/CarteretCraven) and Twitter (@carteretcraven).