Friday, April 29, 2011

Update From Southern Rivers Energy

Less than 300 members remain without power as of 1:30, Saturday. SRE is working with an additional 60 EMC personnel from neighboring co-ops to rebuild the damaged electric system and restore power.  Crews will continue working until everyone's power has been restored which will likely be Sunday, but homes that suffered major structural damage will have to repaired before their service can safely be restored.

Restoration efforts are concentrated around Piedmont Road, Crawford and Brook Road whereas Grove Street is still being cleared with help from the National Guard.  Restoration to those homes without extensive damage from the tornado is expected to last until Sunday. 

With the help of our neighboring co-ops, we are working diligently to restore power as quickly and safely as possible and we appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience.  Please stay away from any downed power lines.

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