Does your health rely on electricity?
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Does your health rely on electricity?

Does your health rely on electricity? A sudden power outage due to sever weather or a nearby accident could leave you without power for hours or even days. Do you have an emergency plan? Talk with your family and friends about what you would do in the event of a long power outage. Do you have an alternative place to stay?

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“Blinks” can signal a properly working electrical system
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“Blinks” can signal a properly working electrical system

We often hear the question from members “What causes my lights to blink?” The power grid is subject to certain short-term losses of power, and Craighead Electric Cooperative takes all possible measures to prevent these occurrences and minimize their impact on our members.

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High Winds result in outages for Craighead Electric
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High Winds result in outages for Craighead Electric

Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation of Jonesboro reports that electric services to approximately 4,800 members were without power in the peak of the storm. Services were interrupted by straight-line winds in excess of eighty-five miles per hour, caused damage to approximately twenty-five poles.

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Rolling Blackouts Q&A
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Rolling Blackouts Q&A

Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding as we deal with unprecedented circumstances regarding potential service interruptions.  Please know that this could change at any moment and we will…

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A letter from the CEO addressing last night’s rolling blackouts
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A letter from the CEO addressing last night’s rolling blackouts

All, As you know, this historic cold weather event has put a strain on the South’s electric infrastructure. Due to the unavailability of natural gas, some of Arkansas’ gas-fired plants are out of service and others are offline due to emergency repairs. Wind and solar resources are typically unavailable in extreme weather conditions...

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