SRE completes Emergency Plan review for start of 2022 hurricane season

Singing River Electric (SRE) recently completed a review of its Emergency Preparedness Plan to coincide with the start of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

With an above-average hurricane season expected, SRE remains on alert, especially as a storm with naming potential nears southern Florida this early in the season.

“Our linemen, dispatchers and engineers are leaders in their fields and are accustomed to responding after thunderstorms and tornadoes year-round, both at home and to help others, and hurricane season is no different,” said Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey.

As the 2022 hurricane season begins, Singing River Electric members are encouraged to:

  • Download the SmartHub app – the fastest way to report a power outage and to view the live outage map
  • Save the 888-605-1416 phone number to report outages.
  • Update contact information, especially mobile phone numbers, through the SmartHub app or by calling any SRE office.
  • Refresh emergency kit and purchase needed food, water, batteries and medical supplies.
  • Visit SRE’s storm site to review how to safely operate a portable generator.
  • Plan evacuation routes if you choose to leave the area or depend on electric medical devices.
  • Visit SRE’s storm site for safety tips and what to do before, during and after a storm.

Singing River Electric has an 84-year heritage of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves more than 78,000 meters across 7,651 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.