BRUNSWICK ELECTRIC STEELED FOR WIND AND FLOODING RAINS
SUPPLY, N.C. (Sept.13, 2018) – Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) is bracing for the wind and water that Hurricane Florence brings, and is aware that the potential flooding may ultimately present its biggest problem. Flooding rainfall and an extreme storm surge will be a challenge as they saturate the ground, weaken poles and bring down power lines in the electric cooperative’s southeastern North Carolina service area.
“Our experienced and highly-trained employees and contractors are geared up to access and repair outages on BEMC’s 6,700 miles of line, more than half of which is buried underground,” said Heather Holbrook, BEMC spokesperson. “Approximately 80 additional crews are due to arrive now and in the days ahead, and BEMC expects more crews, bucket trucks and equipment to be deployed, depending on the location of the greatest damage.”