Jonesboro, AR. — June 27, 2023 (9:00 p.m.) —Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation (CECC) is working hard to restore power to its members after the strong winds that swept through the…
Follow the advice in this FAQ to stay safe during severe weather.
If disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. By taking time now to prepare emergency kits, you can provide for your entire family.
Does your health rely on electricity? A sudden power outage due to sever weather or a nearby accident could leave you without power for hours or even days. Do you have an emergency plan? Talk with your family and friends about what you would do in the event of a long power outage. Do you have an alternative place to stay?
We often hear the question from members “What causes my lights to blink?” The power grid is subject to certain short-term losses of power, and Craighead Electric Cooperative takes all possible measures to prevent these occurrences and minimize their impact on our members.
Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation of Jonesboro reports that electric services to approximately 4,800 members were without power in the peak of the storm. Services were interrupted by straight-line winds in excess of eighty-five miles per hour, caused damage to approximately twenty-five poles.
Saturday, March 28th at approximately 5 pm an EF3 Tornado touched down in Jonesboro near Browns Lanes Access Road and headed Northeast through town damaging many homes and businesses including The Mall at Turtle Creek.
You can use a portable generator to supply electricity during a power outage, but if used improperly they can injure or kill you or the personnel restoring power to your home, not to mention damage the appliances you connect.