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Storms Affect Members in Our Area

7/7/2016

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) experienced several outages yesterday evening, July 6th, due to the storm that passed through our service area between 5 P.M. and 7 P.M. The outage viewer predicted as many as 3,000 members out of power as the various outage calls came in from our membership. Most of this prediction was actually incorrect, only 1,270 members experienced a power outage due to the passing storms. FLEC has placed several control devices in place that help to limit large scale outages now. These devices were effective last night in eliminating larger outages due to the heavy winds and lightning strikes sustained by the electrical grid.

We appreciate our membership calling-in and letting us know of their outages. We still depend on this type of reporting to our automated system to pinpoint actual power outages; please do not hesitate to call-in any outages to our offices at 1-877-353-2674, any time of the day or night. Once you have reported an outage, you do not need to follow-up unless you have not received activity in your area for an extensive amount of time (i.e. more than 12 hours has past since last reported). As always, we appreciate your patience when you have had an outage. Our personnel work hard to make sure that service we provide is safe and reliable. Therefore, when you are out of power, we want you back on as much as you do. Last night, over 25 personnel worked throughout the night to restore electric service as soon as possible. Last, if your residence or business sustained damage last night that required us to disconnect the power lines so that you could have repairs done before we reconnect the power, please let us know as soon as the repairs have been done and we will work to get the electricity restored as soon as possible.

We welcome comments or questions to our offices at 1-877-353-2674, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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