WINDSOR, VA, August 31, 2021: Community Electric Cooperative (CEC) staff is preparing for the heavy rain, wind, and possible tornadoes in the forecast for the remnants of Hurricane Ida. CEC Chief Operations Officer, Jonathan Thompson reports, “We have implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the anticipated severe weather. We have been in contact with our statewide association to have additional resources and support on standby from other electric cooperatives should they be needed. Tree crews are on standby for the aftermath in addition to equipment and materials being readied as we face the possibility of wide-spread outages and damage throughout our service territory.”
As CEC continues to monitor the progress of the storm, Thompson says, “Our cooperative mission is ‘to safely provide our members exceptional, courteous, and reliable service, at a competitive cost’ is not a statement we take lightly; we take a great deal of pride in providing an extremely high level of reliability.”
Community Electric Cooperative wants to remind its members to be prepared and safe.
- Have flashlights, a battery operated radio and plenty of batteries and portable chargers available
- Stock up on bottled water, non-perishable foods and pet food
- Pack a bag full of:
- First aid kit, extra batteries, whistle to signal help, duct tape, moist towelettes, garbage bags, wrench or pliers, manual can opener for food, local maps, cell phone with chargers.
For more preparedness tips and outage information, visit our website at www.comelec.coop
Community Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Windsor, is a not-for-profit member-owned energy provider that serves nearly 12,000 homes, farms and businesses in the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex and the City of Suffolk. For more information, go to www.comelec.coop.