Severe Weather

Restoration Efforts Continue, Likely Complete By Midday Tomorrow

A&N Electric Cooperative crews continue restoration efforts on Friday hours after Tropical Storm Michael passed through the area.

The cooperative’s service territory experienced some significant damage to power lines and poles as a result of fallen trees and limbs battered by Michael’s high winds. That damage has led to some prolonged outages. As of 4 p.m. about 900 members remain without power as a result of 80 individual outage events.

ANEC Crews Continue Restoration Efforts After Tropical Storm Michael

A&N Electric Cooperative crews worked through Thursday night and Friday morning responding to outages caused by damage from Tropical Storm Michael as it passed through the region.

As of 7 a.m. crews had reduced the number of co-op members without power from 4,000 during the height of the storm to about 1,800. The cooperative began receiving outage calls from members at about 11 p.m. Thursday night.

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.

Cooperative Continues Restoration Effort

After A&N Electric Cooperative crews worked through the night just under 150 members remain without power as of 6 a.m. due to outages associated with the coastal storm.

“Our crews did a tremendous job tracking down the cause of our outages and restoring power quickly overnight,” said Kelvin Pettit, ANEC’s Vice President of Operations. “All available crews will continue to work through today until all our outages have been addressed.”

​​​​​​​High winds expected through the night, Co-op Crews will continue outage restoration

While A&N Electric Cooperative crews will work around the clock restoring power to our members, high winds are expected to last through the night and into Saturday, hampering the cooperatives restoration effort.

As of 7 p.m. the number of members without power had risen to just over 900. The majority of outages are located in northern Accomack County, with some scattered outages in central Accomack and in Northampton County.

ANEC addressing outages throughout Eastern Shore

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) continues its restoration efforts and is reporting that as of noon, about 1,600 members are without power as the coastal wind storm intensifies in our area.

“We’re monitoring the forecast for this storm and are seeing that the highest winds are beginning to develop in our area, which is translating into some higher outage numbers,” said Brian Charnock, ANEC’s Director of Operations and Construction Services. “We have all available crews, including contract crews working diligently to restore power to cooperative members.”

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