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Preparing for hurricane season in the Wiregrass

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 01 2021 1:06 PM

WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — Today, marks the first day of the 2021 hurricane season and WDHN’s Robert Smith, found out how utility linemen are getting ready, just in case, and how important communication is during the process.

Starting June 1, it’s hurricane season and the season marks the busiest time for Wiregrass Electric Cooperative.

“Yeah have to deal with being here on the coast,” Wiregrass Electric Chief Operating Officer, Brad Kimbro said. “Close to the coast like we are, the gulf it’s never fun having to deal with these storms like a hurricane”

One of the most memorable hurricane to the power company was Hurricane Michael in 2018. Kimbro says the hurricane hit Houston County the hardest which resulted in a huge number of power outages which took nine days to be restored.

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