PRECO Making Significant Progress with Power Restoration

Posted: October 1, 2022 at 8:08 pm

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Wauchula, Fla. – Today, an army of power restoration workers continued their assault on the heavily damaged electric system of Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO). Significant progress was made in replacing broken poles, cutting trees from power lines and replacing fallen electrical lines.

Power has been completely restored to every home that is able to receive power in Brevard, Highlands, Indian River and Osceola counties.

PRECO hopes to finish power restoration in Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk and portions of Hardee county within the next day or so.

Since power crews must navigate through or around flooded rivers and washed-out roads, residents in the hardest hit areas of Sarasota, southern Hardee and northern DeSoto counties should expect the restoration process to take longer.

Homes with extensive damage may need to be repaired before PRECO can safely restore electric service.

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Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO), a Touchstone Energy® distribution electric cooperative headquartered in Wauchula, Florida, provides electric service and energy solutions to more than 57,000 member/consumers in 10 central Florida counties: Brevard, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Osceola, Polk and Sarasota. Through over 4,000 miles of power lines, the electric cooperative has been in business since 1940 as a member-owned, not-for-profit organization.