SUMMERDALE — Baldwin EMC staff and employees have been watching the low-pressure system known as Invest 92L. Although the projected path is not certain, Baldwin EMC officials are not taking any chances.
“Baldwin EMC has a disaster emergency plan in place and ready to activate if needed,” said cooperative spokesperson Mark Ingram. “We have fine-tuned our disaster plan, so we can be ready to respond should the storm hit our area, and begin restoring power as safely and quickly as possible. We want to assure our members we are prepared should Invest 92L impact our service area.”
According to Ingram, Baldwin EMC officials are monitoring the storm closely. Baldwin EMC has taken all standard precautionary measures, and their emergency preparedness team has confirmed that all preliminary requirements for storm preparation have been met. They urge members whose medical conditions require electricity to make alternate plans for their healthcare needs in the event outages are experienced.
Baldwin EMC staff will continue to watch this system and would like to remind their members to keep abreast of the storm’s development and take safety precautions in the event Invest 92L affects Baldwin County. “Now is the time to make sure you have your emergency kit and evacuation plans in order should the storm hit our area,” said Ingram.
The cooperative encourages everyone to prepare an emergency kit that includes the following:
- Flashlight with fresh batteries.
- Radio (or portable TV) with fresh batteries.
- Extra batteries.
- Candles and holders.
- Bottled water.
- Non-perishable food.
- Manual can opener.
- Paper plates and plastic utensils.
- Paper towels and napkins.
- Waterless hand sanitizer.
- Charcoal grill with charcoal and lighter.
- Wind-up clock.
For the most up-to-date outage information, go to the Baldwin EMC page on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit baldwinemc.com.
Baldwin EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 77,000 accounts in Baldwin and Monroe Counties in southwest Alabama, including Alabama’s Gulf Coast. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.