Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives are working diligently to make sure all areas affected by recent flooding have power restored to their homes.
In a news release, the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives reports that 2,500 members are without power. At the worst of the flooding over the weekend, more than 7,000 members were without power.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has assisted some electric cooperatives with helicopters and boats to assess the damage. Road closings and even destroyed bridges have left few options for the electric cooperatives to restore power, but the crews are planning to continue working until every home has power.
The Ozark Border Electric Cooperative based out of Poplar Bluff has 1,200 members without power. Other cooperatives working to restore power include Howell-Oregon in West Plains, Laclede, Lebanon, and SEMO in Sikeston.