REC increases its workforce to restore power to its members

In an email from Marketing Director Casey Hollins of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) power restoration continues after storm Frida.

Newly discovered damage, downed trees, road conditions along with dozens of broken poles have hampered the repair efforts.

REC has recruited a workforce of over 1,000 crew members some coming from as far away as Missouri and Florida to expedite repairs.

As many as 100 more are expected to join the workforce as well.

REC expects full restoration by the end of this weekend if not before.

In all over 90,000 cooperative members were without power at the peak of the storm according to the email.

REC’s website myrec.coop provides an outage map, a restoration timeline and a place to report an outage should you have one.

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