COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- 4-County Electric Power Association has enacted the cooperative’s emergency response plan in preparation for potential bad weather associated with Tropical Storm Isaac’s anticipated arrival this week in the Gulf of Mexico.
4-County has activated the plan in the event Isaac causes problems in the area or 4-County crews are sent to help repair damage in other areas.
Lynn Timbrook, 4-County manager of engineering, said the cooperative’s plan is focused on a variety of preparedness issues, including making sure its fleet and equipment is in tip-top shape, fueled up and ready to go.
A review of assignments, supplies and facilities has also been completed.
The cooperative reviewed its emergency response plan prior to most calculations that now have Isaac projected to sweep into the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall late this week.
Even though it may be too early to tell where Isaac may hit and how strong the storm will be when it does, it’s not too early to be prepared.
An emergency kit - stocked with things like water and non-perishable food items, a first aid kit, and a battery operated radio - is something every home should have.
4-County will post updates on the storm including outage information on the Association’s Facebook page. New weather maps, including radar, are available to help 4-County members track any type of weather.
These maps can be found at the 4-County website at www.4county.org.
4-County Electric Power Association provides electrical service to approximately 46,000 mostly
residential member/customers living in eight Mississippi counties: Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay, Noxubee, Choctaw, Webster, Chickasaw and Monroe.