Hurricane Michael Outage Update from WFEC: October 19

GRACEVILLE – Friday, West Florida Electric restored power to members in portions of the following areas: Campbellton; Holy Neck Community; Alford; Gilbert’s Mill Road; Pike Pond Road; Hero Road; Wausau, portions of Mud Hill Road; Bascom; Altha; Grand Ridge; Sneads; south of Bonifay; Vernon; Slocomb Hwy.; Tri-County Road; Poplar Springs; Noma; Esto; Silver Lake; around Compass Lake; Wright’s Creek; Cope Road & Jacob. Crews continue working this evening to restore power.

As of 7:30 p.m. Friday evening:

  • Holmes County: 99% restored
  • Washington County: 44% restored
  • Jackson County: 21% restored
  • Calhoun County: 7% restored

The co-op serves approximately 4,600 miles of line in four counties; this is roughly 12 poles per mile of line, for a total of approximately 55,200 poles on the entire distribution system. In the past week, WFEC has ordered approximately 8,567 poles to be replaced. The cooperative has also ordered approximately:

• 4,500 transformers
• 26,251 cross arms
• 27,573 insulators
• 2,780,000 feet of wire (this is approximately 526 miles worth of power lines)

We’d like to remind our members to stay away from downed lines – never touch or drive over one. Also, when using back-up generators, follow all manufacturer’s safety instructions. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

4 thoughts on “Hurricane Michael Outage Update from WFEC: October 19

  1. No power Gilbert’s Mill road, nobody informing us when power will be restored, no linesman working here…..12 days no power…

  2. When will Springfield Rd get power??? We have a 3 month old baby and a person with special needs plus equipment powered with a generator. Gas is EXSPENSIVE

Comments are closed.