Hurricane Prep Message #4

Scott Sherrill - Friday, June 12, 2015

From: Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative [] On Behalf Of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 9:09 AM

Subject: CCEC Important Storm Season Information

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 Hurricane Season Begins

Valuable information to help you plan and stay safe

Have your evacuation 'Go Bag' ready  

Most of us are no strangers to hurricanes along our coast, but we still need to be ready to evacuate if necessary.
Store supplies so you can grab them quickly if you need to evacuate; know in advance what else you will need to take. Take time now to make a list of the things you would need or want to take with you if you had to leave your home quickly. Need help in deciding what to pack? Click here. Store the basic emergency supplies in a "Go Bag" or other container.

Can't get through on the phone to report your outage?

The cooperative's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is the heart monitor of our electric system and provides real-time information on outages at the substation level. Staff members monitor the SCADA system constantly and dispatch crews to fix problems and restore power.
Please be patient during storm outages. If you can't get through on the phone, you can report your outage online here.
You can find outage information and restoration progress by following us on Facebook or staying tuned to local news media for regular updates.


Click here for a short video on how CCEC restores power after major outages. 

Important tips on selecting a generator 

Portable generators are a good source of alternate power if an outage occurs, but they should only be used in emergency situations. If a generator is improperly installed or improperly operated it can be deadly.

If you want to connect a generator to your home's main electrical supply, you need an electrical permit. You need to be sure a double-pole, double-throw transfer switch is installed.

Before operating a generator, determine wattage requirements (volts X amps) by listing all appliances that are going to operate at the same time, and then determine the starting wattage requirements and the running wattage requirements. The starting load lasts only for a few seconds but is very important when figuring your total wattage to be used. Your generator must be rated to handle the total wattage.

Watch this detailed video about choosing and operating an electric generator.


Contact Information

Mail: PO Box 1490, Newport, NC 28570 

Phone: 252.247.3107 · 1.800.682.2217 


Office Locations 

1300 Highway 24, Newport, NC

450 McCotter Boulevard, Havelock, NC


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