Hurricane Michael Outage Update: Projection Map-October 24
GRACEVILLE – The following maps of West Florida Electric’s service territory are separated based on the severity of the devastation to our system in each county. Please refer to each map’s legend for projected restoration days.
The dark colored lines on the East Jackson County and Calhoun County maps represent where the co-op’s three phase primary power lines are located. They distribute power from the substations to our members. Members who have electric service along these lines will have their power restored first (estimate of 5+ days from today). The yellow area represents members who live within close proximity to the primary lines and they will be restored next (estimate of 10+ days from today). The largest shaded area depicts where members are located far away from the primary lines. Unfortunately, these members will be getting their power restored later than the other two areas (estimate of 20+ days from today).
The West Jackson-Washington County map is divided into two colors. These areas will also be restored beginning with the three phase primary lines and then down to the single phase tap lines.
These maps are applicable to WFEC members only in these areas. Service has already been restored to some members in each colored area. All WFEC members are encouraged to make plans accordingly, especially if you have someone in your care who has medically essential needs. Please keep in mind that these are ONLY estimates and based off the process by which power has to be restored when major outages such as this occur.
All portions of Holmes County served by the cooperative have power restored at this time – with the exception of home’s that could not safely receive power due to needing repairs.
Holmes County: 7,482 meters restored (100% of members served out of the Bonifay & Graceville district offices)
Washington County: 3,035 meters restored (72%)
Jackson County: 5,596 meters restored (41%) (ten times the devastation)
Calhoun County: 540 meters restored (19%) (ten times the devastation)
Total restored: 16,653 meters out of 28,317 are restored at this time
Please know we are working daily to not only meet, but if possible, exceed Estimated Times of Restoration (ETRs). We have and will continue to implement efficiencies daily to expedite the restoration process such as:
• Increase the workforce daily (currently, 1,176 lineworkers)
• Strategically placed resources in and around the most devastated areas, including manpower,
equipment & materials and will continue to do so.
• Continue making more efficient use of personnel by utilizing law enforcement rather than lineworkers
to direct traffic along major roadways at restoration locations.
• Restoration timelines will be updated as we continue to evaluate progress.
Estimated Restoration Map (PDF Format)