For the eleventh straight day, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative hit the ground running to restore power to its members after Tropical Storm Olga slammed its five-county service area. It is estimated that less than 150 members are without power at this time.
In Humphreys County, some crews are finishing main line repairs, while others are spread throughout Hurricane Mills, McEwen, New Johnsonville and Waverly doing individual service lines. Houston and Perry county crews are connecting members who are ready for service following property repairs.
MLEC urges anyone still without power to contact their local MLEC office. This verifies the cooperative is aware of isolated locations that were not returned to service once the main line was repaired.
“This is a crucial time for line work,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “We’ve reached the point where we are working on individual service lines and want to make sure all the outages are noted and get addressed. It is also crucial because after 11 days of storm repair, crews are fatigued, and we want to make sure they work safely.”