Additional Crews Boosting CCEC's Restoration Efforts
Additional Crews Boosting CCEC’s Hurricane Dorian Restoration Efforts
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) is boosting its Hurricane Dorian storm restoration force to more than 120 with the arrival of crews from cooperatives and contractors in the state.
Joining the teams that have been in the field since this morning are crews Rutherford EMC, Wake EMC, Energy United and Blue Ridge Energy, as well as Volt Power.
“These crews be working across our system, from Cedar Island in eastern Carteret County to Cedar Point in the west, and all our territory in between,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “They are assigned to each of our 18 substations and will work to restore power safely to the greatest number of members in the shortest time possible.”
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CCEC had more than 26,300 power outages from Hurricane Dorian, the highest number among North Carolina’s coastal and eastern electric cooperatives. A total of more 88,000 cooperative members were without power at 11 a.m. Friday.
Other cooperatives impacted by the storm are receiving restoration support from fellow cooperatives in North Carolina, as well as throughout the nation. Contractors have also joined these co-op crews, and together, these dedicated and determined power restoration personnel will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to cooperative members.
- Help keep our crews safe. If you see utility crews working on the side of the road, slow down and drive carefully.
- Never wade into or drive through flood water.
- Only use generators and charcoal grills in well-ventilated outdoor areas; a garage does not count as a well-ventilated area.
- Never connect a portable generator directly to a home’s wiring. Instead, use an extension cord to plug lights and appliances into the generator.
- Never touch a downed power line, and remember that sometimes debris can cover fallen lines, making them difficult to spot.