Storm recovery

Posted on Apr 07 2023 in Orange County REMC
Storm damage

Early last month, the Orange County REMC territory was hit by a storm that included sustained winds for several hours. This resulted in numerous outages across our service territory. We want to thank everyone for their patience as our employees worked long hours to restore power. A summary of the outages and various causes is listed at right.

Outage summary (March 3-4, 2023)

Total outages: 97

Total members affected: 4,343

Average time without power: 1.8 hours

Broken poles: 3

Outage cause summary (members affected)

Power supply: 2,182

Tree growth/tree on line: 1,098

Wind damage: 1,012

Unknown: 48