SECO News, September 2019

SECO News, September 2019

  Welcome to our new Hurricane Handbook. Named storms can cause extended outages even for a system like SECO’s that is well built, constructed and maintained. To prepare for the worst, review our people/pets preparation checklists, outage notification enrollment instructions, Florida Special Needs Registry details, restoration priorities, damage assessment warnings and lessons on hunkering down. […]

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Hurricane Dorian Rain Bands Lash SECO Energy Area

Hurricane Dorian Rain Bands Lash SECO Energy Area

Hurricane Dorian’s outer rain bands lashed the eastern portion of SECO Energy’s service area overnight Tuesday and continue into Wednesday. SECO’s electric system fared well during wind gusts that topped a reported 40 mph.   Hurricane Dorian is hovering off Florida’s east coast this morning as a CAT 2 hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds […]

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Test Generators Today for Safe Operation Next Week

Test Generators Today for Safe Operation Next Week

SECO Energy continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian’s uncertain track as it nears the Florida peninsula. Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 4 hurricane, but its track shifted to the east overnight. Forecasters predict Dorian may not make a Florida landfall. Instead it may travel along Florida’s east coast as a powerful CAT 3 or 4 […]

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SECO Energy Tracking Hurricane Dorian

SECO Energy Tracking Hurricane Dorian

SECO Energy is tracking Hurricane Dorian as it travels through the Atlantic toward Florida. Forecasters predict Dorian could increase to a CAT 3 or higher hurricane as it makes landfall on Florida’s east coast Monday evening into Tuesday morning.   During a major weather event with widespread damage and lengthy outage times, members often question […]

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SECO Energy Preparing for Tropical Storm Dorian

SECO Energy Preparing for Tropical Storm Dorian

SECO Energy is preparing for the possibility that Tropical Storm Dorian will affect parts of its service territory. Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Dorian could make an east coast Florida landfall as early as late Sunday night and reach hurricane strength while traveling through the Atlantic Ocean.   According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Dorian’s […]

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SECO News, June 2019

SECO News, June 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   Atlantic hurricane season makes its formal appearance on June 1 and ends November 30. In early May, however, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was already tracking its first tropical disturbance in the Atlantic. NHC, a part of NOAA, at the time this publication went to print, had not released its official forecast. […]

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SECO Energy Prepared for Hurricane Michael’s Outer Bands

SECO Energy Prepared for Hurricane Michael’s Outer Bands

SECO Energy has been closely monitoring Hurricane Michael and its outer storm bands that bring the possibility of heavy rainfall, winds and even tornado threats into Central Florida.   According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), as of 7 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Hurricane Michael is moving north at 12 mph and is located 90 […]

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SECO Monitoring Soon-to-be Hurricane Michael

SECO Monitoring Soon-to-be Hurricane Michael

SECO Energy is monitoring the soon-to-be Hurricane Michael as it moves north toward Florida’s gulf coast.   The current Tropical Storm Michael is on the verge of being upgraded to Hurricane Michael. As of 4 a.m. CDT on Monday, Hurricane Michael is slowly moving north at 7 mph with sustained winds of 70 mph.   […]

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SECO News, October 2017

SECO News, October 2017

  Duncan’s Digest HURRICANE IRMA HITS HARD   Hurricane Irma is indeed the biggest, baddest, meanest named storm we’ve seen in a long time. Irma’s damage to our system was more significant than we experienced in the infamous 2004 hurricane season.   Hurricane Irma – the aptly named “war goddess” – arrived with an arsenal […]

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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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