Approximately 90 percent of Clay Electric members are out of power after Hurricane Irma moved through and affected the entire service area Sunday afternoon and evening.
The co-op has begun damage assessments and will get restoration efforts underway this afternoon as soon as it is safe to do so. Clay Electric has staged numerous outside cooperatives and contract crews around the service area to assist with restoration efforts. Many more outside cooperative and contract crews are en route to help with the restoration process from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and other states to expedite the restoration process.
“We ask our members to be patient. We will be working as hard as we can to get power restored to as many members as safely and quickly as possible,” said Wayne Mattox, manager of the co-op's Communications Division.
To report an outage, members are encouraged to go to Clay Electric’s website (outagereport.clayelectric.com). Members can report an outage by calling 888-434-9844, but this line may be busy due to the large volume of calls expected.
A Power Outage map is available on the cooperative’s website, which shows the number of outages by county and district. Storm Restoration news will also be available at clayelectric.com.