By the end of today, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) will restore power to virtually all of the less than 400 members who remain without electricity since last Friday’s storms. The majority of the outages that will be restored today are in Warren, Madison, Greene, Fauquier, Frederick, Rappahanock, Culpeper, Orange and Hanover counties.
“Our crews made significant progress as they worked through the holiday yesterday making repairs,” said Tim C. Martin, REC’s vice president of operations and engineering. “We recognize the hardship endured by our members who remain without power, especially in this heat. Crews are giving their all to restore a sense of normalcy to all of our members today.”
Martin continued “We understand, as we near the end of the restoration process, that some members are still without power. We will continue our work until everyone has their service.” Martin advises members who have not yet had their power restored to call the cooperative to verify their outage.
With a storm of this magnitude, crews will be working over the next several weeks to make permanent repairs and clean up rights of ways. Members are reminded to immediately report any dangerous situations such as downed power lines and to please avoid areas where crews are at work.
To report a power outage, please call 1-800-552-3904 or visit www.myrec.coop and report your outage online. If the cause of the damage is evident, and you are reporting your outage by phone, please provide information concerning cause and location to the customer service representative. Callers with no additional information are encouraged to choose the automated reporting option. Members who rely on a smart phone can also access outage information and report an outage through the Cooperative’s website.