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Hurricane Ian Restoration Efforts

Posted: October 4, 2022

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative has fully restored all Members power as of Friday evening (9/30). Hurricane Ian caused 20,926 outages at the height of the storm as it affected our area on Wednesday and Thursday of last week (9/28 and 9/29).   All WREC’s service area was affected with tropical storm force winds and heavy off and on rain. The worst of Ian’s effects were felt further south and east of our area.

WREC’s linemen worked around the clock along with linemen from Pike Electric and had all Members power restored within 48 hours. Continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for future information. You can always report any future outages you may have on WREC’s SmartHub app or here on our website at Outage Center / Report an Outage. You can also follow active outages on our outage map here on our website at Outage Center / Outage Map.

A big thank you to all of our linemen and staff for a job well done. Thank you also to our Members affected for their patience as we worked safely to restore your power. We appreciate all of you!