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Hurricane season is upon us. Living in the southeast, we are reminded each year that, although we aren’t on the coast, we are not immune from the damage delivered by these strong storms. 

Your cooperative takes disaster preparedness seriously, and we encourage you to do the same. We regularly monitor the weather and make sure we have more than enough materials and supplies on hand to quickly get power restored to you in the event of power outages. 

“If Hurricane Irma taught us anything in 2017, it’s that you always prepare for the worst,” said Ray Grinberg, CEO of Tri-County EMC. “And while we will always be prepared in the way of manpower, equipment and materials, extended outages during hurricane season are a possibility. When severe storms cause extended damage, it takes time to repair.” 

While we prepare, we ask you to do the same. Take the time to assemble an emergency preparedness kit, create a household evacuation plan for your family and your pets, sign up for community emergency alerts and make sure you have a working weather radio.

In addition, know how you will report a power outage to Tri-County in the case of severe weather: 
Text: Text “Out” to 85700 (enrollment required)
App: Use the myTCEMC app
Phone: 1.833.myTCEMC (1.833.698.2362)

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