REC Crews Work through the Night to Restore Power

November 1, 2019

REC crews continue to repair damage and restore electric service after strong storms with powerful winds roared across the state last night.

At the peak of the storm, about 4,000 REC member-owners were without electricity.
The storm downed numerous trees and power lines, especially west of Interstate 95. At least nine poles also were damaged.

Crews worked through the night to repair equipment, and as of 1 p.m., fewer than 750 member-owners remained without service. John Arp, western region manager for REC, said he expects the majority of service to be restored by late this evening.

Safety is always a top priority for REC employees and member-owners. Downed power lines and trees touching the lines are extremely dangerous. If you see a downed line, report it by contacting REC 800-552-3904 or by calling 911, and be sure to keep others away from the line.