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              We are Prepared for Summer Storms

Summer is here, school is out and families are gearing up for a few months of fun and relaxation. While summer brings much fun in the sun, it can also bring the occasional severe storm. In the event of a power outage, you can trust that Brown-Atchison Electric is ready to respond.

The major cause of most power outages comes from damage to power lines due to falling trees and branches. We work year round—through right-of-way clearing—to ensure power lines in our service territory stand little risk of being damaged by trees, branches or other types of vegetation.

Despite our best efforts, major storms can damage substations and power lines. When this happens, our first priority is to safely restore power to as many members as possible in the shortest amount of time.

We start by mobilizing our line crews and other critical staff. Every phone line available is used to take your outage report calls. The big problems are handled first— these problems must be corrected before we can focus on other areas where more localized damage may have occurred.

Depending on the situation and the number of calls, line crews will inspect substations to determine if the problem starts there or if there could be an issue down the line. If the root of the problem is not at the substation, our linemen will then check the service lines that deliver power.  Once the lines have been inspected and repaired, power can then be restored to our members.  If you continue to experience an outage after your neighbors power has been restored, there may be damage to a line outside of your home or business.  Make sure you notify Brown-Atchison Electric so crews can make necessary repairs.

We will do our best to avoid power outages, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans.

                                                        Jim Currie, General Manager