As of Saturday morning, Clay Electric Cooperative has about 17,900 (10 percent) of its members out of power. The cooperative’s restoration workforce surpasses 1,100 field personnel Saturday. Personnel from 11 states are assisting the cooperative.
Clay Electric estimates that restoration efforts will be substantially complete for all of its members whose homes are ready to accept power by Sunday night, Sept. 17. Many homes and businesses will not be able to receive power due to storm damage or flooding. These homes will need to be repaired and inspected before they’re reenergized.
Clay Electric estimates that restoration efforts will be substantially complete by this evening (for those homes and businesses ready to accept power) in the following counties: Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Lake, Levy, and Union.
As resources are freed up in these counties, they will be moved to other counties to assist in completing the restoration effort.
Clay Electric appreciates the patience of members dealing with the inconvenience of going without power following the destruction brought by Hurricane Irma.
The cooperative’s six district offices will be open for business beginning on Monday, Sept. 18. Clay Electric is suspending all late and collection fees until restoration efforts are completed.
If a member still doesn’t have power by Sunday evening they should call Clay Electric’s outage reporting line at 888-434-9844.