10 AM Update | TS Michael

Asheboro, N.C., October 11, 2018:  10:00 AM Update - Randolph Electric Membership Corporation crews are currently working to restore power to approximately 6,500 members who remain out of power after remnants of Tropical Storm Michael swept through the cooperative’s service areas in Randolph, Moore, Montgomery, Chatham and Alamance Counties. Crews report numerous fallen trees and broken poles from vigorous winds that blew through the area. 

Throughout this storm event, more than 17,000 meters have experienced a power outage, representing 53 percent of REMC’s total accounts serviced. Additional line personnel from sister cooperatives and contractors in Illinois and North and South Carolina have joined REMC’s local crews to assist in restoration efforts.

“Some areas of the system have experienced extensive damage with multiple broken poles and numerous trees on short sections of line. Although great progress was made yesterday, it will take some time to get these repairs completed,” said Dale Lambert, Randolph EMC’s CEO. “We can promise that our crews are working as efficiently and safely as possible to get all members restored,” he added.

Members who experience a power outage should report it by calling 1-877-736-2633 (1-877-REMC-OFF). We appreciate members’ patience as crews continue to make progress. The latest outage information is always available at https://outages.randolphemc.com.