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An estimated 1,500 members across all our substations are still without power this morning after the severe winds moved through the Orange County REMC service territory early Wednesday morning.

Many power poles like these were bent or completely down after straight line winds hit Orange and Washington County early Wednesday morning.

There has been 1,645 members that have had their power restored so far.

Damage is widespread, including numerous trees through power lines and several broken poles.

Orange County REMC crews as well as outside contract crews are working around the clock to restore power and will not discontinue work until every member is back on.

REMC expects to continue its repair efforts throughout today, tonight, and possibly into tomorrow before service can be restored to the entire system.

Any Orange County REMC member who is out of service and has not reported their outage is encouraged to call and report the outage at 812.865.2229 or 888.337.5900.

Please remember to be safe and to always treat a line that is down as energized, never approach it. Report all such situations to the REMC.