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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts as Tropical Storm Isaias heads north along the eastern seaboard. With the potential impact of heavy rains and high winds facing Southern Maryland on Tuesday, area residents are urged to take steps to prepare for possible tropical storm-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison, “SMECO is tracking the weather system and personnel are preparing to respond to outages that may result from falling trees and flooding. With the ground already saturated from recent rainfall, and more rain expected this evening and tomorrow from storms approaching from the west, the likelihood that trees will fall on power lines is increased.” Dennison added, “Even though we have smart meters that automatically report outages, members can report an outage by calling 1-877-74-SMECO (1-877-747-6326). They can also go online to our website, www.smeco.coop, or use SMECO’s text messaging service. We recently upgraded the SMECO 24/7 free mobile app with additional features, and we encourage customers to download the app or register for the texting service before bad weather hits.” The public can get more information about the app and text messaging service on SMECO’s website at smeco.coop/SMECO247. SMECO’s outage restoration policy is to […]

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