GRACEVILLE – Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Fay, West Florida Electric Cooperative members began experiencing many scattered power outages early last evening. More than 2,500 customers were out of power during the night due to trees and limbs on power lines or downed lines.
Seven hundred members currently remain out of power in Calhoun and East Jackson Counties in the cooperative’s service area. Approximately 400 of those are in Calhoun County and 300 in East Jackson County.
West Florida Electric line crews have worked throughout the night with additional crews being dispatched into the area first thing this morning. Crews have experienced many challenges throughout the storm including multiple outages in the same locations. In some cases, as lines were repaired and power restored, the storm took them out only a few hours later.
If you’re a WFEC customer who still doesn’t have power, or if you see damage such as a downed power line or limbs on a line, please call (800) 342-7400. Please stay away from any downed power lines you may encounter. WFEC would like to thank all of its members for their patience and cooperation throughout restoration efforts.
West Florida Electric Cooperative provides power to approximately 28,000 members in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties in northwest Florida.