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Jackson EMC Linemen Heading to South Carolina to Assist in Storm Recovery

(JEFFERSON, GA. June 26, 2018) – Five Jackson EMC crews are heading to South Carolina to assist a fellow electric co-op restore power after powerful storms this week.

The Jackson EMC crews will assist Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, based in Pickens, S.C., restore power to its members. Blue Ridge Electric Co-op serves 64,890 members across Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Oconee and Pickens counties. Powerful storms on Sunday caused extensive damage to power lines and poles in Blue Ridge Electric Co-op’s service area.

One of the principles for co-ops is cooperation among cooperatives. As a fellow cooperative, when asked, Jackson EMC provides assistance during major storm outages. Our crews will work alongside Blue Ridge Electric Co-op linemen to restore power as quickly and as safely possible.

Jackson EMC linemen are available to assist Blue Ridge Electric Co-op after restoring power in our service area following outages from storms on Monday. The crews heading to South Carolina are from our Jefferson, Neese and Corporate offices.

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 227,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.