BRUNSWICK ELECTRIC WHITTLES DOWN OUTAGE NUMBERS
SUPPLY, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2018, 4:30 p.m.) – Fewer than 2,000 members remain without power as Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) continues restoration efforts due to massive damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. The existing outages are concentrated in the hardest-hit areas that the electric cooperative serves in Brunswick and Columbus counties.
Navigating the hazards of extreme flooding, particularly near the border between Columbus and Robeson counties in the Boardman and the Crusoe communities, crews face conditions that complicate their efforts to restore power. The Town Creek community in northeastern Brunswick County is also without electricity.