REMC Responding to Storm-Related Outages
As of 7 a.m., Randolph Electric Membership Corporation currently has 43 separate outages affecting more than 3,900 members across its five-county service territory:
- Moore: 37
- Chatham: 17
- Alamance: 977
Heavy rain and wind on Wednesday brought down trees and debris throughout the day and kept crews busy overnight working to restore power. Powerful wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected during the morning hours, increasing the chances for additional power outages. Heavily saturated soil makes trees more susceptible to falling, especially if they have weak root systems. This saturation, combined with high winds, increase chances of trees or tree limbs falling on power lines and causing outages.
If your electric service is provided by Randolph EMC and you experience a power problem or outage, call 1-877-REMC-OFF (1-877-736-2633). Members may also view outage updates at www.RandolphEMC.com by clicking on the online outage map link located in the upper right-hand side of the screen. The cooperative also posts updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages.
As a safety reminder, individuals encountering downed power lines should stay well away from affected areas. Never approach power lines that are low or on the ground, as they could be energized. Care should be given not to approach line personnel as they work; their work is very dangerous and any distraction could cause an accident.