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?
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.
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.