10/13/18 | 10:30 AM Update

Asheboro, N.C., October 13, 2018: 10:30 AM Update- Randolph EMC crews have restored a majority of the nearly 17,000 members impacted by outages related to Tropical Storm Michael, but efforts continue on day three of repairs.

As of 10:30 a.m., REMC reports 127 separate outages, affecting around 800 members, scattered across its five-county service territory. The largest number of outages are located in Randolph County. The cooperative is receiving assistance from sister cooperatives and contract crews in North and South Carolina and Illinois to make headway on the labor-intensive repairs caused by damage from large trees falling outside rights of way onto lines.

Members are advised to stay far away from downed power lines as they can still be energized and therefore dangerous or even deadly. 

Report outages by calling 1-877-733-2633. Outages can be viewed on the cooperative’s live outage map at https://outages.randolphemc.com, and the cooperative also posts updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages.