Crews Called in For Duration of Hurricane Florence
Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op has pulled in all crews to wait out Hurricane Florence as wind conditions have made it too dangerous for them to work safely.
CCEC members need not call or send messages on Facebook when their power goes out. The co-op’s substation monitoring system and Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system report real-time outage information, which is available on our Outage Map at http://outage.carteretcraven.coop. Outage numbers from electric cooperatives across the state are available at https://outages.ncelectriccooperatives.com/outages/maps.
“Our priority is to serve our members and our communities by keeping everyone informed and by working as safely as possible,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “We will not put our crews in harm’s way, and we will not send anyone out to assess damages and begin repairs until it is safe to do so.”
That means members could expect to be without power for two days or more.
“That prediction will be updated once we are able to get in the field and assess the damage,” Galizia said. “People need to remember, too, that damage may cause outages to systems up the line from us, such as transmission lines, which we cannot control.”
The cooperative will provide regular updates to emergency management officials, media outlets and on its website (www.carteretcravenelectric.coop), Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/CarteretCraven) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/CarteretCraven).