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GEMC: Power restoration nearly complete

GEMC: Power restoration nearly complete

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 9:04 pm

Power has now been restored to almost all of the 12,000 Gibson Electric Membership Corp. customer-owners who experienced outages caused by powerful storms that swept through Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
Just a few customers are still without power and crews continued to work over the weekend, with power restored Saturday for a few more customers in Gibson and Crockett counties.
Anyone who is still without power should check their meter base or riser for damage. If either has been damaged, they should call an electrician to make repairs. After repairs are made, they should notify Gibson EMC they are ready for reconnection.
Pickwick Electric Co-operative, Fayetteville Public Utilities, Hickman-Fulton County (Ky.) Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. and Standard Electric have worked alongside Gibson EMC’s crews since Wednesday.
Gibson EMC President and CEO Dan Rodamaker expressed appreciation, saying, “We are really grateful for their assistance. Without it, restoring power to our customers would have taken much longer.”
Rodamaker said Gibson EMC’s own employees should be commended, too.
“They have demonstrated their commitment to serve our customers well, attacking a massive workload with determination and professionalism. And, thankfully, they also have worked safely,” he said.
“Most of all, we want to thank our customer-owners, who have been patient and understanding throughout a lengthy outage,” Rodamaker said.
Gibson EMC is an electric cooperative which servces about 35,000 customers over 2,800 miles of line in Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion, Madison, Haywood and Lauderdale counties.
Published in The Messenger 4.25.11

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