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Restoration to conclude tonight
Clay Electric will conclude its restoration efforts this evening by 10 p.m., having restored power to more than 73,000 members in a three-day period beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The cooperative has ended its Emergency Operation Plan status and is returning to normal operating activities.
Hurricane restoration is nearing completion
As of 1:30 p.m. Monday, we have restored more than 72,000 accounts, with 994 accounts still without power. Restoration is estimated to be mostly complete today.
Power restored to more than 68,000 members
As of 10 p.m. Sunday, we have restored more than 68,000 accounts, with 4,440 accounts still without power.
Clay Electric makes significant restoration progress
As of 5 p.m. Sunday, we have restored more than 60,000 accounts, with 12,702 accounts still without power. Restoration is expected to be substantially complete soon.
Clay Electric makes headway in restoration
As of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, we have restored more than 47,000 accounts today.
Clay Electric begins major restoration effort
As of 12:25 p.m. Saturday, we have 55,100 accounts out of power, down from 73,228 at 5:30 a.m. We have restored 18,128 accounts this morning. A large amount of trees, limbs and other debris must be cleared from the lines so we can make repairs. All available Clay Electric personnel and hundreds of personnel from other cooperatives and contractors are working to restore power to members that were impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
Clay Electric prepares for major restoration effort beginning Saturday morning
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, more than 150 Clay Electric Cooperative personnel, along with help from nearly 500 construction and right-of-way personnel from other cooperatives and outside contractors, will begin a major effort to restore service to members that were impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
Clay Electric prepares for major outages, closes district offices Friday
Clay Electric has initiated its Emergency Operations Plan due to the anticipated amount of damage that may occur as Hurricane Matthew passes to the east of the co-op's 14-county service area. The six district offices will be closed to the public Friday, October 7, to allow personnel to focus on preparations and restoration efforts. Members need to be prepared in case extended power outages occur.
Co-op monitoring projected path of Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew is on track to impact the east coast of Florida late Thursday, October 6. Members are encouraged to review their plans and supplies in case outages last several days. The co-op is expecting almost 300 outside personnel to assist with restoration efforts.
Restoration efforts nearing completion
As of 6:15 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 59 members are still out in Alachua and Marion Counties in relation to storm damage from Hurricane Hermine.
Clay making progress on restoring power
As of 5 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 7,484 members remain without power from 13,000 this morning when work resumed. At the peak of the storm, 43,000 were without power. Weather last night and two auto accidents created outages in Columbia and Union Counties today.
Power Restoration Update
As of 5 p.m. Friday, September 2, 16,000 accounts are still out of power, down from 43,000 accounts at 7:30 a.m. Clay Electric restored power to 27,000 accounts today.
Clay Electric will move 121 additional outside linemen and all available Clay Electric construction personnel to assist crews in the Gainesville and Lake City districts the morning of Saturday, Sept. 3. All crews will remain in the Gainesville and Lake City districts until all services are restored. Crews are still working but power restoration cannot be guaranteed overnight.
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