Information Hub: Electric Co-ops and Florence

Electric cooperatives are banding together to respond throughout the aftermath of Florence, as flooding remains a major concern in the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic.

Power Outages

Electric cooperatives in the affected states maintain outage trackers, which serve as a key resource for co-ops to track the impact of the storm.

View current outage figures:
• North Carolina co-op outage map
• South Carolina co-op outage map

Mutual Aid

Electric co-ops have been working together to coordinate response efforts. The mutual response plans involve co-ops in many states pitching in to help with power restoration efforts.

More than 40,000 lineworkers from electric companies, electric co-ops and public power utilities have mobilized to restore power in the wake of the storm. This includes mutual assistance workers from at least 17 states so far.

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The following video shows crews from Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. dispatching to restore power in Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative’s service territory in North Carolina on Saturday morning.

Power Restoration

The following graphic shows the process of power restoration after a major storm.

Download the full set of maps and graphics.

More NRECA Resources

Tracking the Electric Co-op Response to Florence
Press Release: Electric Power Industry Closely Coordinating Across the Sector and With Its Federal Government Partners
Co-ops on the East Coast Brace for Hurricane Florence
NRECA Supporting Co-ops in Affected Areas
• #HurricaneFlorence: Co-ops’ Social Media Outreach

For questions, please contact Stephen Bell (, 571-205-7719).