Hurricane Force Winds Will Cause Extended Power Outages

Hurricane Force Winds Will Cause Extended Power Outages

SECO Energy, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, has enacted its emergency restoration plan and organized its employees and hundreds of line and tree trimming contractors who are waiting and ready for Hurricane Irma to impact SECO this afternoon through Monday. Hundreds of bucket trucks, front-end loaders, cranes, and other heavy equipment are already assembled at SECO. […]

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Hurricane Irma Expected to Pound SECO’s Service Area

Hurricane Irma Expected to Pound SECO’s Service Area

SECO Energy enacted its full emergency restoration plan late Friday afternoon in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The not-for-profit electric cooperative is preparing its members, employees and hundreds of line and tree trimming contractors for the hurricane to pound SECO’s service area.   Currently, Hurricane Irma remains a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds […]

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SECO Braces for CAT 2/3 Across Central Florida

SECO Braces for CAT 2/3 Across Central Florida

SECO Energy is enacting its emergency restoration plan in full alert this afternoon well before Hurricane Irma barrels through the state. SECO employees and hundreds of line and tree contractors from across the nation will focus on power restoration throughout the duration of the event. Hundreds of bucket trucks, front loaders, cranes, and other heavy […]

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SECO & County EOCs Prepare for Hurricane Irma

SECO & County EOCs Prepare for Hurricane Irma

SECO Energy serves almost 200,000 members in Sumter, Lake, Marion, Citrus and in small parts of Levy, Hernando and Pasco Counties in Central Florida. Currently, no mandatory evacuations are in effect for the counties SECO serves, but Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) activated and are open to assist the public throughout Central Florida.   Sumter County: […]

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SECO Bracing for Hurricane Irma

SECO Bracing for Hurricane Irma

SECO Energy is keeping a close watch on Hurricane Irma as its track lands the giant Category 5 storm in Florida. The cooperative is enacting its emergency plan in full alert mode starting Friday at 4 pm through the duration of the restoration event.   Hurricane Irma continues to move on a west-northwestward track with […]

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SECO Tracking and Preparing for Hurricane Irma

SECO Tracking and Preparing for Hurricane Irma

SECO Energy is tracking Hurricane Irma and continues to prepare for a track that will affect its service territory.   Currently, Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm with wind speeds over 180 miles per hour. The storm is located five miles north of Barbuda, and is moving west-northwestward at 15 miles per hour. Forecasters […]

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Don’t be Caught in the Dark about Generator Safety

Don’t be Caught in the Dark about Generator Safety

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has officially arrived, and with it the possibility of rain, lightning, heavy winds and downed trees – all of which can cause power outages. For SECO members, especially those who need continuous power to run life-saving devices, a generator can provide electricity when service is interrupted, but generators should be […]

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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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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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