Social Media Roundup: See How Co-ops Are Responding to #Michael

This GOES-East satellite image shows Hurricane Michael shortly after it officially made landfall Wednesday afternoon. (Image Courtesy NOAA)
This GOES-East satellite image shows Hurricane Michael shortly after it officially made landfall Wednesday afternoon. (Image Courtesy NOAA)

As electric cooperatives in the Southeast deal with the effects of Hurricane Michael, check here for updates and photos from co-op social media channels.

Restoration Continues, Progress Made

The devastation that is caused from storms like Michael can be mind blowing. One of our crews has moved on to help another sister co-op (Grady EMC) and came across this destruction.

Posted by GreyStone Power on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE… Hurricane assistance makes progressFrom a high of 55,000 and 98 percent of the system…

Posted by West Central Electric Cooperative on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

As of this morning all of our crews are reporting to Grady EMC in Cairo to assist with restoration efforts. The photos…

Posted by Okefenoke REMC on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BECi line and right-of-way crews are on the ground in Florida to help restore power to the 200,000 residents who remain…

Posted by Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi) on Monday, October 15, 2018

WREC line crews are making steady progress in restoring power in the Talquin Electric Cooperative service area in the…

Posted by Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Monday, October 15, 2018

Across south and southwest Georgia, 56,000 EMC consumer-members remain without power in the wake of #HurricaneMichael….

Posted by Okefenoke REMC on Monday, October 15, 2018

The electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia have restored service to 154,000 members since Hurricane Michael…

Posted by Georgia EMC on Monday, October 15, 2018

Our linemen are doing a great job out in the field but our warehouse workers are doing a great job keeping our crews…

Posted by Wiregrass Electric Cooperative on Sunday, October 14, 2018

The day isn’t done when the sun goes down. #HurricaneMichael #CoopStrong

Posted by Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Monday, October 15, 2018

The road to restoration and recovery continues in the Panhandle. Our crews are now working side-by-side with Gulf Coast…

Posted by Florida Keys Electric Cooperative, FKEC on Sunday, October 14, 2018

Director of Operations Andy Lawrence and 14 linemen and right-of-way crewman left for the Panhandle a little before dawn…

Posted by Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative on Sunday, October 14, 2018

Another obstacle for the day, but they’re up for it! Great job guys!!!

Posted by Washington EMC on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Restoration Efforts In Full Swing

EMCs are now reporting 129,000 members without power, down from 210,000 at the peak of #HurricaneMichael. Since late…

Posted by Georgia EMC on Friday, October 12, 2018

More photos of Hurricane Michael damage in our area. Tons of trees and materials in our area, which is heavily rural,…

Posted by Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Friday, October 12, 2018

As of 4:30 a.m., EMCs report 144,000 customers without power, down from 177,000 last evening. #HurricaneMichael caused…

Posted by Georgia EMC on Friday, October 12, 2018

Michael Makes Landfall, Co-ops Assess Damage and Some Begin Restoration

This morning, PRECO sent 9 linemen, trucks and equipment to help Panhandle-based Tri-County Electric Cooperative Inc…

Posted by Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Marshall-Dekalb EC is in the field working hard! As you can see this is major damage to our infrastructure. This is not an easy and quick fix! #HurricaneMichael #CoopStrong

Posted by Wiregrass Electric Cooperative on Thursday, October 11, 2018

OUTAGE ALERT: Our area is currently experiencing very strong winds and we have 969 members without power. Crews have…

Posted by South Alabama Electric Cooperative on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Some photos of the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. If you see a downed power line, please don’t go near it. Call 911.

Posted by Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pics from around our service territory- everyone be safe!

Posted by Talquin Electric Cooperative on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pre-Storm: Co-ops Prepare

FKEC Crews Head Toward Hurricane Michael

UPDATE: (10/14/18) Our linemen are now working with Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. and crews from all over the country to restore power to our state's Panhandle. This morning (Oct. 10), eight FKEC linemen headed toward Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.to assist with #HurricaneMichael power restoration. FKEC Linemen Rudy Vega, Andy Baxter, Jason Heller, Mike Black, Jordan Izaguirre, Juan Castano, Eddie Dudley, and Rob Christensen will join other cooperative workers to assist with post-Michael #PowerRestoration work. We are thinking of everyone facing Hurricane Michael, and FKEC crews will be there ready to help once conditions allow.#LineLife #StormRestoration #CooperativePower

Posted by Florida Keys Electric Cooperative, FKEC on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

STEMC is sending 10 line workers to Grady Electric Membership Corporation in Cairo, Georgia to assist with Hurricane…

Posted by Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WEC is on full alert as Hurricane Michael makes its way to the Florida Gulf Coast. All of our crews are prepared and…

Posted by Wiregrass Electric Cooperative on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Heading to Florida

Before dawn, four WCE linemen headed out toward Florida, ready to help restore power to cooperative members in the Sunshine State once Hurricane Michael has completed his wrath. Please keep all crews headed to Florida in your thoughts and prayers as they work to get the lights back on.

Posted by West Central Electric Cooperative on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Additional line crews are on the way from Mississippi & Louisiana to assist WFEC with repairs & power restoration. They are expected to be here tomorrow.

Posted by West Florida Electric Cooperative on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Members of the National Guard here in Dade City have left this afternoon to help with the recovery from Hurricane…

Posted by Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Just like we are encouraging you to prepare, Tri-County is preparing as well. We have extra supplies on hand and agreements with fellow EMCs for extra personnel. https://bit.ly/2yzBYn1

Posted by Tri-County EMC on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This morning we held a meeting at our office in Hartford to brief our employees on Hurricane Michael and to go over our…

Posted by Wiregrass Electric Cooperative on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Our crews are working hard to prepare for potential storm damage from Hurricane Michael. We will be assessing damage and crews will be dispatched out when it is safe for them to work

Posted by Mitchell EMC on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

First Electric dispatches linemen to Georgia

First Electric Cooperative dispatched 10 linemen and equipment on Oct. 9 to assist Excelsior EMC in Metter, Ga with power restoration efforts that may be required after Hurricane Michael. #HurricaneMichael #ThankALineman Godspeed for a safe journey to our crewmen – Matt Highfill of Jacksonville, Matt Healy of Jacksonville, Nick Pflaster of Benton, Bradey Rhodes of Jacksonville, Dakota Fortenberry of Benton, Chris Whitmore of Jacksonville, Kirk Kempson of Benton, Nathan Hobby of Benton, Jake Rhodes of Benton and Josh Westbrook of Jacksonville.

Posted by First Electric Cooperative on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Read More:

Hurricane Michael: Tracking the Co-op Response
NRECA Supporting Electric Co-ops in the Path of Hurricane Michael
Information Hub: Electric Co-ops and Hurricane Michael
Photo Gallery: Scenes From Co-ops’ Storm Response