BRUNSWICK ELECTRIC OUTAGES STEADILY DECREASING
Supply, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2018, 4:00 p.m.) – One hundred seventeen members are without electricity since Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) worked to restore power today in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence.
“One hundred seventeen are still too many,” said Don Hughes, General Manager and CEO of the 2nd largest electric cooperative in NC. “We will continue working to bring the lights back on for all members, no matter what it takes.”
Power poles and lines were decimated, meters torn off houses, and affected locations were made inaccessible by extreme flooding. Some of BEMC’s hardest-hit areas included the Town Creek area in the northeastern part of Brunswick County, the Crusoe community in Columbus County, as well as Boardman on the border between Robeson and Columbus counties.