PRECO Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa

Posted: July 6, 2021 at 8:44 am

Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa’s projected path and is prepared to meet any challenges presented by this storm.

PRECO is committed to restoring service to each of its members as quickly as possible. The cooperative has a proven emergency response plan designed to adequately guide storm preparation and restoration efforts, as needed. To prepare for situations such as this, PRECO employees undergo annual training. They stand ready to quickly respond if power is interrupted by this storm.

In the event of a power outage, PRECO reminds you that improper generator hookup can create serious problems in safety and service. A generator attached to a home electrical system must have a proper transfer switch installed by a qualified electrician in order to provide safe backup power. This device prevents the deadly backfeed of electricity onto power lines which could endanger the lives of PRECO line crews working to restore power.

For your safety, never approach a downed power line because it could kill or injure you if it is energized.

To report an outage, use PRECO’s SmartHub mobile app, text OUT to 800-282-3824 or call 800-282-3824. For updates, find us on Facebook or visit