Weathering the storm … and heat

Posted on Jul 10 2022 in Noble REMC
Crews working a storm in Noble REMC territory
Crews work to replace a utility pole after high winds during the June 13 storm brought destruction through the southwest portion of Noble REMC’s service territory.

Our community saw one of its worst storms in decades on June 13. Winds of more than 70 mph ripped through our area and brought down trees and poles across our service territory — knocking power out to more than 4,500 members.

From 10 p.m. that Monday until 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Noble REMC crews were out clearing roads and repairing damage, mostly concentrated in southwest Noble County. 

And on top of all that, Mother Nature doubled down and brought blistering heat and humidity throughout our restoration efforts, with temperatures of nearly 100 degrees.

Though dealing with lack of electricity in such a heat wave, we appreciate you, our members, for your patience and understanding as we worked as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to each of you. Your support helps to power us through those strenuous days.

We also want to extend our gratitude to three of our fellow co-ops to the south — Boone REMC, Carroll White REMC and Tipmont REMC — who traveled here to assist in our restoration efforts. Thank you for displaying true cooperation among cooperatives and helping us to return service to our members quicker than we could have on our own!