Residents of Humphreys County continue clearing property and making repairs, while Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and outside crews continue rebuilding the electric system.
Electric and right-of-way crews are working in many locations across the county including Bakerville Road, Burned House Road, Old Highway 13, Oak Shadow, Cuba Landing, Wright Lane and others.
These are general locations and work done there impacts other areas as well because of the route the electric system takes.
“You may see a truck roll by your home, or you might not see one at all, but as work is done on equipment that feeds your area, your power could be restored,” explains MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “This is why you may have power and your neighbor doesn’t. It is also why it is important to report power outages individually when there is such widespread damage.”
- If the weatherhead at your home is torn down, you will need to make repairs before MLEC can restore power. See https://www.mlec.com/storm-safety or our social media pages for details.
- If you are without power, make sure that appliances such as stoves and ovens are turned off.
- If you do not have electric service, or know of someone who does not have electricity, please call MLEC.
- If you see power lines on the ground and do not try to move them, contact MLEC. If touched, they could cause electrocution or serious injury.
- Use extreme caution when using a generator. If you own a generator, contact MLEC. A generator can send electricity back through electric lines and electrocute linemen or others involved in restoration efforts.
- If you are an MLConnect customer and your power has returned but your Internet has not, contact our customer care team for assistance. Just call your local MLEC office and choose OPTION 6.
“We’re working as quickly and safely as we can, but progress is slow with this much damage spread out over a large county,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “MLEC is grateful to all our members for their support by offering words of encouragement and meals for the crews. We are also thankful for the many crews here to help.”
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