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National Preparedness Month

How prepared are you and your family for disasters or emergencies? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designates National Preparedness Month as a time to assess and prepare for a number of possible situations: floods, wildfires, severe storms like tornados...

Fire Department Safety Training

During the summer, Clarke-Washington EMC conducted three safety trainings for Volunteer Fire Departments in Clarke and Washington counties.The training by Jeff Whatley, Alabama Rural Electric Association safety specialist, attracted 150 attendees to learn about the...

Reaching the Next Generation

In June, Neon Leon, Lightning Liz and the CWEMC crew visited summer programs around the service area educating children about electrical safety at the Washington County Public Library, McIntosh Public Library and Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill. The children...

Empower Workshop 2022

Nearly 250 educators from across Alabama and northwest Florida became the students for a week at the Empower Energy Education Workshop in June. Seven educators in the Clarke-Washington EMC area were able to attend Empower and become empowered about energy education....

Montgomery Youth Tour

In March, Clarke-Washington EMC sponsored four local high school juniors on an all-expenses-paid trip to Montgomery as part of the 2022 Alabama Rural Electric Youth Tour.The goal of Youth Tour is to help educate the students about electric cooperatives and Alabama’s...

The Power Behind Your Power

By Steve Sheffield You’ve likely noticed Clarke-Washington EMC’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough––but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in...

Protect Lineworkers by Moving Over

Clarke-Washington EMC line crews have one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. These dangers increase when they are working along the roadside. Do your part to protect them.If you’re driving and see crews working on the side of the road, slow down and move over....