BEMC has been monitoring Isaias and making preparations for the storm’s potential effect on our service area. Our employees continue to prepare and plan for every possible scenario with one goal in mind: to work safely through potentially extreme weather to restore power if necessary. We are ready to put our knowledge, expertise, and dedication to work. With additional crews lined up in the event that they are needed, we have systems in place to ensure rapid restoration in the event of outages.
We’d like to offer some suggestions to help your household prepare for and handle storms or outages. Please refer to BEMC’s Hurricane Preparation Guide at which covers everything from supplies needed for your hurricane kit to generator safety. Another resource is NC Storm Center where you will find important information to protect your family during all types of severe weather.
Remember, if you see a downed power line or trees on power lines please stay back and DO NOT touch it. Always assume a downed power line is energized and could be deadly. Call (800) 682-5309 to report a downed line in your neighborhood.