Hurricane Matthew Forecast to Hit Florida as Cat 4

Hurricane Matthew Forecast to Hit Florida as Cat 4

Per the National Hurricane Center’s 8 am forecast, Hurricane Matthew is moving northwest at 12 mph. On this track, Matthew crosses the Bahamas today and approaches Florida’s east coast tonight, strengthening to a category 4 hurricane – which means winds of 130 to 156 mph.   The forecasted path of Matthew remains parallel to Florida’s […]

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Generator Power Safety and Medical Devices

Generator Power Safety and Medical Devices

As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, SECO Energy is dedicated to being its members’ first source for electric safety communication and resources during major weather events such as Hurricane Matthew.   Members who use generators during service interruptions should only use with safety in mind.  Generators should never be used in an enclosed space – generator […]

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SECO Continues Tracking Hurricane Matthew

SECO Continues Tracking Hurricane Matthew

SECO Energy continues to monitor and track Hurricane Matthew and its path to Florida. SECO is urging members to gather emergency supplies and be ready for service interruptions while the hurricane is passing through Florida and for a period of time thereafter.   As of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 […]

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SECO Gears up for Hurricane Matthew

SECO Gears up for Hurricane Matthew

SECO Energy is geared up for Hurricane Matthew – a Category 4 Hurricane – and its possible impact on the area and its members. SECO continues to monitor and track the storm as it passes over Jamaica and Cuba on its way to Florida’s east coast waters.   As of Tuesday afternoon per the NHC […]

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SECO braces for wind and rain from Hurricane Matthew

SECO braces for wind and rain from Hurricane Matthew

SECO Energy is warning members that Hurricane Matthew will bring rain and wind to its service territory.   As of Tuesday morning, Hurricane Matthew is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. The storm is located 165 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and is moving north at 8 mph. Matthew is […]

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SECO Recovers Quickly from Hurricane Hermine Pounding

SECO Recovers Quickly from Hurricane Hermine Pounding

Late Thursday night and early Friday morning, Hurricane Hermine pounded SECO’s service territory with buckets of rain and high winds as it sped toward the Florida Panhandle.  In addition to the storms, WESH Channel 2 advised at least one tornado touched down in Sumter County near Webster. This event began a series of weather-related outages […]

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Hurricane Hermine Wake and Restoration Process

Hurricane Hermine Wake and Restoration Process

Overnight, the SECO Energy system held up remarkably well given the high winds and rain that came in the wake of Hurricane Hermine.  At height of the Thursday overnight outages, about 7,500 members were without power. As of 8 am on Friday, about 3,000 members remain without power.   Employees worked throughout the night and […]

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Hermine Upgraded to Hurricane

Hermine Upgraded to Hurricane

On Thursday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Hermine to a Category 1 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 75 mph. Currently, the hurricane is 115 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola and is moving north-northeast at 14 mph. Locally, tornado warnings have been issued for several counties in SECO’s service area.   SECO […]

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SECO Braced for Tropical Storm Hermine

SECO Braced for Tropical Storm Hermine

On Thursday morning, Tropical Storm Hermine turned northeast and is moving at 12 mph. Hermine’s maximum sustained winds are 60 mph with higher gusts, and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 140 miles east of the center. Current models show the track to our west. Hermine is forecast to hit the Florida coast as a hurricane […]

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