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Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross:

  • Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind.
  • Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by lightning are not in the area where rain is occurring.
  • If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, take shelter in a substantial building or in a vehicle with the windows closed. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds.
  • If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be in danger from lightning. If thunder roars, go indoors! The National Weather Service recommends staying inside for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder clap.
  • Avoid electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery-powered TVs and radios instead.
  • Shutter windows and close outside doors securely. Keep away from windows.
  • Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing.
  • If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside the vehicle.
  • If you are outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground; water; tall, isolated trees; and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, dugouts and sheds are NOT safe.

Source: American Red Cross

SCAM ALERT!

Several customers have called to let us know they have be called by a person claiming to be an employee of CWEMC. Our customers were told that their power was to be disconnected if they didn’t make a payment over the phone to them. WE WILL NEVER CALL AND ASK YOU FOR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.  Bill…Continue Reading

Eighty Years Working For You

By: Stan Wilson, GM I hope each of you have had a safe and fun summer. It seems like this one went even faster than the last one! I do look forward the fall, however, with its cooler temperatures and lower humidity. I’m sure our linemen do too after working outside in the hot, humid…Continue Reading

2016 Youth Tour

   David Moorer                 Hannah Prescott-                Margaret Bradford              Will Raybon             Millry                                  Clarke Prep…Continue Reading

Scholarship Opportunity

If you are a dependent of a member of our local cooperative then you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Electric Cooperative Foundation. Your local cooperative has joined other cooperatives throughout the state of Alabama to create the Electric Cooperative Foundation. During the spring the Foundation will be awarding scholarships across Alabama…Continue Reading

Youth Tour applications are available

Do you know a high school junior who loves to make new friends and travel? If so, tell them about our Montgomery and Washington Youth Tours. This once in a lifetime experience provides opportunities for students to learn about the history of Alabama and the United States. They also learn about the cooperative form of…Continue Reading