Tropical Depression #9 Upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical Depression #9 Upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine

As of Wednesday afternoon, Tropical Depression #9 is upgraded. Tropical Storm Hermine’s (pronounced Her-MEAN) maximum sustained winds are 40 mph and its location is 400 miles south of Apalachicola and is moving very slowly north at 2 mph. Hermine is expected to increase in speed when turning northeast toward Florida’s west coast. The latest models,predict […]

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Storm Preparation & Generator Safety

Storm Preparation & Generator Safety

Portable Generators:   During storm and hurricane season, a portable generator can come in handy if your power is interrupted, but portable generators must always be used with safety in mind.  Read and follow the manufacturer’s safety instructions contained in the generator operations manual.   According to the National Safety Council, www.nsc.org, generators should NEVER […]

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SECO Ready for TD#9 Landfall

SECO Ready for TD#9 Landfall

As of Tuesday morning, Tropical Depression #9 (TD#9) is located about 240 miles west of Key West and 200 miles west-northwest of Cuba. The National Hurricane Center is predicting TD#9 will strengthen into a tropical storm today.   TD#9 has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, and is moving west-northwest at 7 mph. The storm […]

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Tropical Depression #9 Tracking to Florida

Tropical Depression #9 Tracking to Florida

National Hurricane Center has upgraded Invest 99 to Tropical Depression #9 (TD#9). As of Monday morning, the storm is currently located 25 to 35 miles northwest of Havana, Cuba and 100 miles southwest of Key West, Florida. Tropical Depression #9 is expected to track west to west-northwest and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico through […]

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SUNDAY UPDATE-INVEST MODELS SHOW FL SWING

SUNDAY UPDATE-INVEST MODELS SHOW FL SWING

SUNDAY WEATHER UPDATE – the models have changed This morning’s forecast and models  of the system we’ve been watching show that the projected track has changed. The models are split now –  some showing the system turning NW after entering the Gulf and moving across Central and Northern Florida.  The NHC forecast states that gusty winds and heavy rainfall will hit South Florida and The […]

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SECO Monitoring Atlantic Storms

SECO Monitoring Atlantic Storms

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the most active period in the Atlantic Hurricane season begins in mid-August and ends in mid-October. SECO Energy continues to monitor tropical depression Invest 99 and the possibility it could make landfall in Florida early next week.   As of late Thursday afternoon, tropical wave Invest […]

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SECO Warns Pokémon Go Users to Play Safe

SECO Warns Pokémon Go Users to Play Safe

SECO Energy, is reminding Pokémon Go users to stay away from overhead power lines, transformers and substations. When collecting Pokémons in the popular virtual reality game, electrical safety rules still apply.   Users playing Pokémon Go, collect Pokémons in various public locations. Players use their phones to hunt for virtual Pokémons in the real world […]

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Elementary Students Learn About Electrical Safety

Elementary Students Learn About Electrical Safety

Gus Kornegay, Energy Services Specialist, presented SECO Energy’s “Kids and Electrical Safety” presentation to almost 200 elementary students at The Villages Charter Elementary School on Thursday, July 7.   “Kids and Electrical Safety” is a visual display that uses lights and sounds to demonstrate the dangers of electricity. Specifically designed for grade school students, children […]

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Don’t be a Safety Statistic

Don’t be a Safety Statistic

SECO Energy considers the safety of its employees its most important core value. SECO employees pay critical attention to electrical safety by wearing personal protective gear (PPE) and utilizing the latest safety standards and equipment.   Just as SECO Energy employees use specialized PPE to protect themselves while working with electricity, consumers should protect themselves […]

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