EREC Continues Power Restoration Efforts

May 12, 2024

Escambia River Electric Cooperative hopes to finish power restoration in northern Escambia and Santa Rosa counties on Sunday.

As of 1 a.m. Sunday, EREC was reporting 889 members still without power in Escambia County and 1,777 in Santa Rosa County.

Over 10,000 members lost power during severe storms before daybreak Friday.

Manpower hard at work to restore power on Saturday included 14 from Southern Pine Electric Cooperative, 30 from Withlahoochee, 70 from MDR and nine from Cheloco Cooperative. The total including EREC line workers and support staff was 197.

Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Comments

6 Responses to “EREC Continues Power Restoration Efforts”

  1. BJOHNSON on May 12th, 2024 6:52 pm

    Anyone notice that low hanging cable bundle going into the Pensacola 9 Mile Plaza? Majes you wonder how long till that’ll get fixed. Those streamers off of it really make it look like a celebration.

  2. Joshua on May 12th, 2024 4:00 pm

    I’m the only person in my power grid without power. I report it everyday but EREC keeps clearing the outage without coming to check it out. Every morning I call, the system says “no reported outages in your area” which is obviously wrong, ask my generator. My neighbors to the south, north and east all have had power since Friday. I’m guessing my transformer is blown considering my street light is out as well. Very frustrating.

  3. Rasheed Jackson on May 12th, 2024 10:35 am

    Thanks to the many people who work the long hours to restore power to our homes and businesses. This storm was a big surprise and did not leave a lot of time for preparation. A big thanks to the people who were responsible for the organization and getting all the people and materials together and organizing the crews. A lot of work has been done in a short period of time. So, THANKS!!

  4. Scobie Wilcoxon on May 12th, 2024 10:10 am

    Thank you EREC and assisting agencies. Absolutely amazing feat.

  5. EMD on May 12th, 2024 8:56 am

    Thanks to all the linemen. You guys are really great. The Best. You are truly appreciated by this customer.

  6. Thank you on May 12th, 2024 6:58 am

    God bless our linemen!





Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) NorthEscambia.com reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.