Baldwin EMC gives safety tips for electrical service as Sally heads toward Gulf Coast

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SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Baldwin EMC is making final preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Sally and all crews are on emergency storm alert status.

“While we don’t expect at this time a direct hit to our area, we must not take Sally lightly,” said Baldwin EMC Vice President of Corporate Services and Public Relations Mark Ingram. “Based on the latest track, storm surge inundation of 4 to 6 feet is expected for the coastal region and we should expect tropical storm force winds and dangerous flooding. This means members should expect some power outages due to flying debris coming in contact with powerlines, and trees being uprooted and falling into lines. As always, BEMC crews will be ready to respond to outages before and during the storm when it is safe to do so. Members should take these last few hours to prepare their home, assemble an emergency kit and know their evacuation routes.”

Additionally, the cooperative reminds everyone to take precautions and offers these tips for safety during power outages:

Following a storm, remain indoors until the “all clear” notice is given by the emergency management system or your local law enforcement.

To report a power outage to Baldwin EMC:

For the most up-to-date outage information, follow Baldwin EMC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit baldwinemc.com.

Baldwin EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 80,000 accounts in Baldwin and Monroe Counties in southwest Alabama, including Alabama’s Gulf Coast. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.