Carroll EMC Continues Aid for Restoration
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative continues its efforts to aid co-ops affected by Hurricane Michael. Carroll EMC is sending an additional eight-man crew to assist with restoration for Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Wewahitchka, Florida.
Since the impact of Hurricane Michael earlier this month, Carroll EMC has sent crews to Sumter EMC, Ocmulgee EMC and Mitchell EMC. Southern Georgia and northern Florida were devastated from the storm and experienced unprecedented damage with many of their residents going without power for weeks.
“We are grateful that we are able to help others in their time of need. Sending our line crews is just our way of showing that we care,” said Tim Martin, CEO of Carroll EMC. “When we needed help, others were there for us. Cooperatives helping cooperatives is what we do.”
In addition to sending crews to help with restoration, Carroll EMC procured and delivered water and 4,500 gallons of diesel fuel to stranded crews working in southern Georgia. The cooperative also assisted Grady EMC’s communications team after the storm while Lee Electric, an outside contract crew for Carroll EMC, assisted in restoring power for Three Notch EMC in Donalsonville, Georgia.