9/15/18 | 9 a.m. Update: Crews Continue Outage Restoration Through Hurricane Florence
Asheboro, N.C., September 15, 2018: 9:00 AM Update- Randolph Electric Membership Corporation crews are currently working to restore power to approximately 2,500 members as of 9 a.m. Saturday. Outages are scattered across the cooperative’s entire five-county service territory, with the majority of outages in Moore County at this time. The latest outage information is available at https://outages.randolphemc.com.
Several contract crews have joined Randolph EMC’s group of linemen and contractors to assist in restoring electricity. Safety will remain a concern as wind speeds and rain totals are expected to increase over the next 24 hours; however, crews will continue to work as long as it’s safe to do so. Members who experience a power outage should report it by calling 1-877-736-2633 (1-877-REMC-OFF).
Cooperative members are thanked for their patience, and are reminded to exercise caution while power is being restored:
- Never go near a downed power line or attempt to remove tree branches or other objects that are touching a power line. Always assume that power lines are energized and potentially deadly.
- Do not drive through water and stay away from flooded areas. Power lines could be submerged and still energized.
- Ensure that generators are properly connected.Do not connect a generator to your home’s electrical panel or fuse boxes. It may cause electricity to feed back into the power lines, which can endanger linemen and damage electric service facilities.
- Make sure portable generators and charcoal grills are used in well-ventilated areas.