Hurricane Michael will likely impact Lake City, Gainesville districts
As the path of Hurricane Michael becomes more certain, Clay Electric is anticipating most of the damage to be in the Lake City and Gainesville district service areas. Clay Electric is planning to move available restoration resources to the Lake City and Gainesville districts to safely and swiftly make repairs and restore power as soon as it is safe to do so.
Hurricane Michael: Preparations underway
Clay Electric is making pre-storm preparations for Hurricane Michael and urges its members to do the same. Due to the anticipated storm track, the co-op is preparing for potential damage and outages in the western parts of the service area, specifically the Lake City and Gainesville districts. Members should review their storm plans and supplies now.
Clay Electric monitoring conditions as tropical system develops
Clay Electric is monitoring the storms in the western Caribbean as they are becoming better defined and will likely become a subtropical or tropical depression over Memorial Day weekend. The storm system will likely create rainfall and possible localized flooding, which could mean power outages.
Slightly above-average activity predicted for 2018 hurricane season
A forecast team from Colorado State University has predicted a slightly above-average level of activity in the Atlantic basin this hurricane season. Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell of the CSU Tropical Meteorology Project say there will be an average of 14 named storms, with seven of those storms developing into hurricanes in the Atlantic this season, which runs from June 1 through November 30.
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