Clay Electric Cooperative continues to monitor the storms in the western Caribbean as they are becoming better defined and will likely become a subtropical or tropical depression by late Saturday.
The storm system will likely create rainfall and possible localized flooding, which could mean power outages. Members are encouraged to be prepared for heavy rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend. Flood watches, warnings and advisories may be required for portions of the co-op’s service territory.
If members of the co-op lose power, they should report the outage online at https://outagereport.clayelectric.com or call the Automated Outage Reporting Line at 888-434-9844. Clay Electric has personnel on call around the clock to respond to outages. Be assured Clay Electric will restore electric service as quickly and safely as possible.
Clay Electric urges its members to be careful when operating portable generators. If a co-op member intends to use a portable generator, remember that the generator’s exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. Portable generators should not be operated in an enclosed area, and should not be connected to a home’s wiring circuits. Power from the generator could backfeed into the co-op’s distribution system and kill or injure personnel making repairs.
Clay Electric also cautions folks to be careful when venturing outdoors following severe weather. Stay away from broken or low-hanging power lines, as well as metal objects which may be in contact with damaged power lines.
To view outages in Clay Electric’s 14-county service area, visit our online outage map at outagemap.clayelectric.com.
For life-threatening situations, please call 9-1-1.