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Err on side of caution in storm prep

     June 1 marks the official start of Storm Season 2014. With the peak storm threat occurring from mid-August to late October, now is the time to prepare. 
     While fall may seem far away, the long days of summer pass quickly, and waiting until a storm is brewing can be disastrous. “When it comes to a hurricane, it’s important to err on the side of safety,” said CHELCO’s Vice President of Operations Donny Fugate.

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Going underground can be a problem

     Electricity can be delivered through overhead or underground line, and while underground line may seem attractive, it is not always the best choice. 

     Although underground line is less prone to damage from storms, “all of CHELCO’s underground cable is fed from overhead transmission lines,” said CHELCO project coordinator Chris Eddy. “So during storms, even with the underground line still intact, if the overhead line fails, there will be an outage.” 

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