Stay Prepared During Peak Hurricane Season - Carolina Country
Hurricane season is at its peak from mid-August to late October. September 2021
Hurricane season is at its peak from mid-August to late October.
September 2021

Hurricane season is at its peak from mid-August to late October, and as North Carolinians know too well, any part of our state can be impacted by a hurricane – not just the coast. As the frequency and intensity of these storms increases, it’s more important than ever for our members to make hurricane safety and preparedness a priority.

Pee Dee Electric is prepared to respond if severe weather causes power outages and encourages you to prepare by taking simple steps, including:

  • Outline a communication and evacuation plan for your family before a hurricane or storm warning is issued to minimize confusion and fear. If you have pets or livestock, include them in your plan.
  • Create an emergency kit that includes:
    • Important documents sealed in a watertight plastic bag
    • Cash
    • Three days’ worth of non-perishable food, water, and medication
    • First-aid kit
    • Battery-powered radio
    • Flashlight
    • Extra batteries
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Extra clothes and blankets
    • Food and other supplies for pets
  • Sign up for local weather alerts and warnings.
  • Follow Pee Dee Electric on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay informed about the weather, outages, and other information.
  • Bookmark our live online outage map to find real-time outage information: omv.pdemc.com
  • Review safety tips and information at ncelectriccooperatives.com.

In the event of a power interruption, members should report outages by calling 1-800-693-0190. Members are also reminded never to go near or drive over downed power lines, as they may remain energized. For more information and safety tips, visit pdemc.com.

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