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Clay Electric: “Prepare to be without power for extended period”

Clay has 18,088 Columbia County Customers

Clay Electric repair vehicleCOLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – Hurricane Ian poses a serious threat to Clay Electric's 14-county service area. The hurricane will impact the service area directly and cause significant damage to the power distribution system.

 Although the electric system is built to withstand hurricane-force winds, outages will be caused by falling trees, tree limbs and other debris.  

Due to the magnitude of the storm, members should prepare to go without power for an extended period of time.

Current estimates are for the impacts to be similar to those of Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Clay Electric has 18,088 customers in Columbia County, most in the south end of the County. Clay's customer base is 186,519.

Clay Electric personnel, along with help from other co-ops and outside crews, will begin restoration efforts as soon as it is safe to do so, and will make every effort to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

"We know this is a major inconvenience for everyone," said Chief Public Relations Officer Derick Thomas. "Our families will be facing this difficult situation just like everyone else. We will make it through this together."


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