When straight lines winds and tornadoes tore through Orange and Washington Counties early Wednesday morning, more than 3000 Orange County REMC customers were without power.
An estimated 264 members were still without power this morning.
The highest concentration of those outages were on the Abydel, French Lick, and Chaillaux substations. There have been 2,850 members that have had their power restored so far.
According to REMC’s Stacey Slaten, only 40 more customers are without power and she said those should be back on by the end of the day.
Those that remain out, the REMC asks for continued patience as our crews restore power. Orange County REMC will continue to work around the clock until every member is turned back on. It is estimated that the remaining outages will be restored before dark today.
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.