Hurricane

Preparing for Hurricane Michael

ANEC Prepares for the Effects of Hurricane Michael

A&N Electric Cooperative is preparing for the local effects of Hurricane Michael. The storm is expected to make landfall Wednesday afternoon in the Florida panhandle as a category 4 storm.

Forecasts are projecting that the local area will begin to see the effects from the storm as it moves up the East Coast as early as Thursday night into early Friday morning.

Co-op under normal operations, continues to monitor weather

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) is under normal operations but will continue to monitor Hurricane Florence and local weather associated with the storm.

“We are very fortunate the storm’s path eventually took a more southern approach than initially anticipated,” said ANEC President and CEO Butch Williamson. “It looks like we will be spared from any severe impacts associated with this hurricane.”

The storm’s eye made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina early Friday morning causing wide-spread power outages along the state’s coast and inland.

Co-op Prepared, Continues to Monitor Florence

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) continues to monitor Hurricane Florence and is preparing for any severe weather associated with the storm.

While the center of Hurricane Florence is projected to make landfall near the North Carolina, South Carolina boarder, the effects of this massive storm will be felt locally.

The local area is still expected to receive some tropical storm force winds and moderate tidal flooding.

ANEC Prepares for Hurricane Florence

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) is preparing for severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence. Currently the projected path of the hurricane predicts it will make landfall on the East Coast in North Carolina, with the effects of the storm extending into our area. At this time, forecasters are calling for tropical storm force winds and significant flooding to affect our service area.

The cooperative will continue to monitor the storm’s movement and will be prepared to react to any changes in its projected path.

How A&N Handles Power Outages

Thunderstorms, hurricanes, snowstorms and even technical problems can all lead to power failures. We try and avoid power outages, but some outages can't be avoided.

During an outage A&N Electric Cooperative crews work to restore power to the largest number of people first. After transmission and distribution lines are fixed, the cooperative’s crews then fix problems in smaller neighborhoods or problems with individual homes.