Choptank Electric Cooperative


Choptank Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, wants everyone to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin’s arrival.  Here are some steps that everyone can take to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin:

  • Keep up-to-date with your local weather outlets and monitor them closely. This hurricane’s path is constantly changing and staying on top of this storm is crucial.
  • Charge all of your electronic devices and have a portable charger on hand if possible.
  • Make sure to have a full tank of gas in case of emergency travel.
  • Have an Emergency Kit prepared and a Communications Plan at the ready for your family.
    • Emergency kit should include: Water, non-perishable food, batteries, a radio, flashlight, first aid kit, family and friends contact information, emergency blanket, and a fully charged cell phone.
    • We would also recommend to fill your bathtub with water in case of a power outage.
  • Have an emergency route in case of flooding and a high ground point where everyone would meet
  • Cover all of your home’s windows. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking, so please check with local professionals for effective ways to protect your windows.
  • Unclog drains and gutters.
  • Trim your bushes and shrubbery to make them more wind resistant.
  • Secure all outside items so that they do not blow away.
  • Consider a generator in case of an emergency.
  • Turn your refrigerator onto the coldest setting and do not open the doors unless absolutely necessary or you can make sure your perishable food is secure in a cooler and has ice.
  • Be aware of your special needs or unique circumstances and plan in advance for any special arrangements


For more tips on how to be prepared for a hurricane, please visit or go to

To report a power outage, please call our Outage Reporting number at 1.800.410.4790.  Visit our Storm Center at  for additional storm information or go to our Outage Map at for live outage information.

The co-op is always ready, 24/7, day or night, to serve our members during any kind of severe weather.  At Choptank Electric Cooperative, our members are first, every day!


About Choptank Electric: Choptank Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a not-for-profit, member-owned, electric distribution co-op located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore serving approximately 52,000 members. Choptank Electric Cooperative exists to provide reliable and cost effective electricity that improves the quality of life for our member-owners.


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