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Clay Electric urges members to complete storm preparations

Tropical storm force winds are possible across Clay Electric’s 14-county service area in north Florida beginning sometime on Sunday due to Hurricane Irma. These conditions will likely mean power outages and damage to the cooperative’s distribution system.

Clay Electric encourages its members to complete their storm preparations as soon as possible. Those members who depend on electric-powered equipment to maintain health should have an alternate source of power available or consider relocating to an area where power has not been interrupted by the storm. Members located in flood-prone areas should have an evacuation plan in mind.

On Tuesday, Clay Electric personnel initiated an Emergency Operations Plan to ensure that all preparations, supplies and manpower issues are covered prior to the storm impacting North Florida. The co-op will get restoration efforts and damage assessments underway as soon as it’s safe to do so. Clay Electric is requesting assistance from other cooperatives and contract crews to help with restoration efforts.

“We encourage our members to take this storm seriously,” said Wayne Mattox, manager of the co-op's Communications Division. “It’s likely our service area will experience periods of severe weather, gusty winds and heavy rain. If our service area experiences hurricane or tropical storm force winds, our members could see outages last several days, or longer."

To report an outage, members are encouraged to go to Clay Electric’s website. 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 preparedness tips are also available.