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CCEC Prepares for Dorian, Urges Members to be Ready, Too

 

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative is preparing now for the possibility of damages and outages from Hurricane Dorian.

“We have line crews form sister cooperatives ready to respond and are taking initial steps to prepare should the storm come out way,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “There is still a lot of uncertainty with this storm, but we would rather be ready well in advance, and We hope our members and communities are doing the same.”

Emergency service agencies (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes) recommend everyone have an emergency kit ready with supplies enough for five to seven days. Have cell phones charged to stay connected to emergency and safety reports in the event of an outage. If you encounter a fallen, sparking or sagging power line, do not touch it. Stay far away and call 911 immediately.

If there is widespread damage, our members do not need to call. Just know that we are aware and are working to restore service as quickly as possible.

Keep up to date on the co-op’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CarteretCraven), which will be monitored and updated as warranted between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. during storm restoration efforts

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. You can access the map if you have a Wi-Fi connected smartphone or tablet.

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative provides power to 39,000 services in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow counties and is a member of Touchstone Energy, a nationwide family of electric cooperatives exhibiting the core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

 

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