UNSECURED AWNING CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

Published by The Bee News

May 13, 2022

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Bullhead City, AZAt approximately 12:45 Wednesday afternoon, a small piece of a metal awning flew off a Bullhead City resident’s home and into the electrical distribution lines causing a fuse to blow and power to be automatically shut down for 58 members.

Mohave Electric Cooperative crews responded, cleared the debris, inspected the lines for damage and replaced the blown fuse, restoring power by 1:34 p.m.

MEC would like to remind all residents to secure their awnings, lawn furniture, patio umbrellas and other items in their yards which could become projectiles in the sometimes dangerously high winds of Bullhead City.

“Outage restoration is very important to Mohave Electric Cooperative, and we make every effort to restore power quickly and safely as possible,” said Jerry Hardy, manager of engineering and operations. “It is very important that residents secure their homes, landscaping and yard decorations for the safety of not only the electrical lines, but also other residents and structures.”

Please remember, there are many ways to report an outage. You can call our toll-free line at 1-844-632-2667, text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account or use our SmartHub application on your mobile device to report the outage.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,000 meters, with my more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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