We’re prepping trucks and packing boots for Florida

Singing River Electric has a 13-man crew waiting and ready to assist Clay Electric Cooperative near Gainesville, Florida.

Two mechanics inspect large truck.
Mechanic II Phillip Howard (left) and Equipment Supervisor James “Dink” Dixon inspect a truck in preparation of crews departing for Florida.

“We understand what it is like to need the help,” says Singing River Electric CEO Mike Smith. “Florida co-ops were there for our members after Hurricane Katrina, and we are glad to lend a co-op hand.”

Clay Electric serves more than 172,000 meters across 13,128 miles of power lines. It is the 8th largest co-op in the nation and should be in Hurricane Irma’s direct path.

Should the storm change direction over the weekend and become a threat to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the crews will remain at home.

Singing River Electric is an electric distribution cooperative serving nearly 74,000 meters in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison), as well as two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). For more information on storm prep, visit www.singingriver.com, or join our conversations on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.