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Cooperative Crews Help Restore Power After Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

South River Electric Membership Corporation crews are heading to Maryland to help a sister cooperative restore power after Hurricane Sandy roared through the area.

South River EMC sent 12 employees with seven cooperative vehicles to help restore electric service to members of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative located in Hughesville, Maryland on Monday.

“When the weather turns bad and people are running for high ground you always see utility trucks heading toward the storm, poised to help restore electricity and help those affected,” said CEO and Executive Vice President Buddy G. Creed. “Electric cooperatives are always willing to lend a helping hand because we know that our sister cooperatives will return the favor when we are caught in the eye of the storm. Storm restoration is dangerous duty so we always encourage our deploying employees to work safely and to work smart.”

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 42,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.