South Alabama Electric Cooperative is prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael
South Alabama Electric Cooperative is on alert as Hurricane Michael makes its way toward the Gulf Coast and Alabama.
“The current track of the storm does not indicate a direct threat to our area, but we do expect severe weather,” SAEC General Manager David Bailey says. “Outages may occur, and if necessary our cooperative has prepared to restore power as quickly as possible.”
The storm is projected to make landfall on the Florida Gulf Coast near midday on Wednesday. Please remain weather-aware at all times. SAEC values your safety.
“As always, your patience is greatly appreciated. Hurricane Michael is a dangerous storm capable of doing damage even in areas, such as ours, that are expected to be outside the direct path,” Bailey says.
The cooperative crews will work quickly, but safely, to restore power, and SAEC encourages you to take all precautions during the storm.
“Please, do not venture out in your car in dangerous weather, and always avoid downed power lines,” Bailey says. “Most importantly, plan now for the storm. It’s better to anticipate the worst while hoping for the best.”
To report an outage: 1-800-556-2060
Track outages: southaec.com
For information on the go: use the SAEC Connect app