SVEC volunteers assist with Hurricane Michael recovery
As Hurricane Michael approached the Gulf Coast this morning, operation crews from Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative left Tennessee and headed south to Mitchell EMC in Camilla, GA so they would be ready to help restore power after the storm passed.
Hurricane Michael made landfall around Mexico Beach, FL as a category 4 hurricane, packing 140+-mph winds on Wednesday afternoon, October 10, 2018. Forecasters are calling Michael “the most intense hurricane to hit the U.S. this season and the worst to affect the Florida Panhandle in recorded history.” Damage is expected to be catastrophic, including widespread power outages.
"We are proud of our crews for volunteering to help our cooperative neighbors at Mitchell EMC," says Mike Partin, president and CEO of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative. "Please keep our brave volunteers in your thought and prayers as they work and travel, and also all of those who will be helping with storm recovery in the days and weeks to come."