Peace River Electric Cooperative Closely Monitoring Hurricane Ian

Posted: September 27, 2022 at 4:35 pm

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 

Wauchula, Fla. – Peace River Electric Cooperative is closely monitoring Hurricane Ian. As the storm threatens to intensify before making landfall, PRECO is finishing up storm preparations and staging crews and equipment.

Ian is expected to crawl across PRECO’s service territory throughout Wednesday and most of Thursday. Beginning tonight, we may experience tropical storm-force winds for up to 48 hours.

A storm of this magnitude is expected to cause extensive damage, so your power may be out for multiple days,” says PRECO CEO Randy Shaw. “Please prepare accordingly.”

After Ian has passed, PRECO will begin making damage assessments and power restorations as soon as it is safe to do so.

“Power restoration crews from Arkansas electric cooperatives are already arriving at PRECO’s Wauchula-based Operations Center,” adds Shaw. “By riding out the storm here, they can assist PRECO crews to restore power more quickly.”

PRECO has a proven emergency response plan designed to guide storm preparation and restoration efforts. The cooperative’s employees are trained to prepare for and respond to hurricane events.

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