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Hurricane Matthew Condtions

South River EMC crews will not be in the field until morning. With the number of flooded and washed out roads and the continuing rain we believe this would not be safe. First thing in the morning we will assess the extent of the damage. Hurricane Matthew dealt us quite a blow. We know we have multiple substations with water in them, extensive road damage and badly damaged facilities. Please understand we will get power restored as soon as possible, but it will take time and we appreciate your patience.

Outages Increasing As Conditions Worsen

As Hurricane Matthew continues to hammer North Carolina, South River EMC has been working throughout the day to try to stay ahead of the outages caused by the torrential rain and winds. South River EMC currently had 12,000 members without electric service.

“We have continued to work in the weather to restore our member’ electricity,” said CEO Chris Spears. “However, the rain has caused many roads to become impassable throughout our entire area and the winds have become too strong that we have had to recall all of our crews to ensure their safety.”

Round Up To Help Community Organizations That Help You

The Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation awarded $49,685 in Operation Round Up grants during September and competition was tight.

It’s Time To Submit A Bright Ideas Grant

It’s hard to believe that school will be starting shortly, but it will and South River EMC wants to make sure teachers are aware that Bright Ideas grant applications are still available.

The Bright Ideas grant program helps to fund innovative, classroom based ideas for today’s students. If you have a great idea to reach your students in a different way this year, a Bright Ideas grant could help.

South River EMC’s Power Source Volunteers Award Scholarships

The Power Source Volunteers, South River Electric Membership Corporation’s volunteer organization, awarded scholarships this year to six admirable high school seniors.

Samantha Burchett, daughter of Kenneth and Cynthia Burchett of Wade, received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Campbell University to pursue a degree in the pharmaceutical field.

Rounding Up Your Bill Benefits Your Community

Recently, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $42,365.74 through Operation Round Up grants. This distribution cycle CAC supported five emergency services departments, a burgeoning community center and one school, as well as three 4-H programs.

The 4-H programs of Sampson, Harnett and Cumberland counties received money raised through the CAC 4-H Golf Tournament, which was held in May. Each of the youth development organizations received $2,680.98.

Summer Days Are The Perfect Time For A Bright Idea

The 2015-2016 school year is coming to a close, and what better time to do a little preparation for the 2016-2017 school year than the days of summer?

The Bright Ideas grant program helps to fund innovative, classroom based ideas for today’s young, technology minded students. If you have a great idea to reach those students in the coming year, a Bright Ideas grant application might help you get there.

SCAM ALERT

We received information from a member that a man came to her house trying to collect money for an outstanding bill around 5:30 p.m. Please remember that South River EMC DOES NOT collect money in the field. Do not pay individuals like this. And if you have questions about your bill, contact the Cooperative at 910-892-8071. The individual was wearing black pants and a blue shirt.

The Cause Of The Western Harnett Outage

The cause of today's outage was a breaker in the Western Harnett Sub was malfunctioning causing the multiple blinks experienced by many members. When the breaker was "opened" to be worked on, it caused an outage on four substations causing a 30-45 min. Outage to about 4000 members.

Payment site unavailable for an hour today (Beginning at 2:30 p.m.)

The Cooperative will be conducting maintenance on our payment site beginning at 2:30 this afternoon. You will not be able to make payments online through the web site for approximately an hour. You should be able to make payments through our automated phone system.

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