Update: Power Restoration Continues

May 11, 2024

(Updated) Over 6,600 Escambia River Electric Cooperative members spent Friday night without power after storms before daybreak plunged 75% of the cooperative’s members into darkness.

Friday afternoon, over 10,000 were without power.

By 1 a.m. Saturday, there were 2,602 without power in EREC’s Escambia County territory and 4,076 in Santa Rosa County. At 2 p.m. Saturday, those numbers were down to 1,599 in Escambia County and 2,849 in Santa Rosa

Escambia River brought over 100 linemen into the area to help with restoration efforts.

“We are most likely looking at a Sunday restoration for the hardest hit areas,” EREC CEO Ryan Campbell said.

Pictured above and first below: A contract lineman crew works to replace snapped and downed EREC power poles on North Highway 99 near Walnut Hill Friday. Pictured bottom: The downed lines before restoration started. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Update: Power Restoration Continues”

  1. LouLou64 on May 11th, 2024 11:15 pm

    Good bless these wonderful souls for working so hard. Yes it’s their job but life would be hell without them. I don’t live in the area but if I did I’d fix them a big ole meal and feed them a little extra for a bonus.

  2. Debbie on May 11th, 2024 7:51 pm

    Thank you EREC and additional teams for working so hard to get the poles and lines back up in order to get the power back on. Y’all have done an awesome job!!

  3. Barry on May 11th, 2024 4:13 pm

    Thank you EREC and all the great people that came to help with the recovery. You’re doing a fantastic job. Stay safe.

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