Correction from West Florida Electric

Hurricane Michael Outage Update: October 18 *Corrected*

Today, the cooperative restored power to members in portions of the following areas: Campbellton; Holy Neck Community; Alford west to Gilbert’s Mill Road, Mill Road & Pike Pond Road west to Hero Road; south Wausau, portions of Mud Hill Road; south Hwy. 77; Bascom; Altha; Grand Ridge; Sneads; south of Bonifay; Vernon; Slocomb Hwy. & Tri-County Road. 

As of 8:00 p.m. this evening:

Holmes County – 90% restored
Washington County – 30% restored
Jackson County – 20% restored
Calhoun County – 4% restored

Crews continue working this evening to restore power. 

The cooperative also has some updated projected restoration times. The following figures apply only to members who have not sustained damage directly to their home’s service entrance and who can safely accept power:

Holmes County: 100% restored within 4 to 5 days from today
Washington County: 100% restored within 10 days from today
Jackson County: 32% restored by November 1
Calhoun County: 20% restored by November 1

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. 

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