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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 www.ready.gov/hurricanes or go to www.redcross.org.

To report a power outage, please call our Outage Reporting number at 1.800.410.4790.  Visit our Storm Center at http://www.choptankelectric.com/content/storm-center  for additional storm information or go to our Outage Map at http://choptank.maps.sienatech.com/ 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!

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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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