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CHELCO continues to restore damage from Hurricane Sally 

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, CHELCO had approximately 2,400 members without power, as crews continue to work diligently restoring power to its members. The heaviest damage occurred in Western Okaloosa County, with moderate damage and significant flooding throughout CHELCO’s service territory. 

“Our crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore power to each of our members,” said CEO Steve Rhodes. “Flooding and fallen trees caused around 8,000 of our members to lose power during the peak of the storm, and I’m proud of our companywide efforts to safely restore power. We appreciate the continued support and patience from our members.”  

CHELCO projects to have power restored to all members capable of receiving service Friday, with exceptions to flooded and hazardous areas. Most of CHELCO’s Holt substation is out of power due to a Gulf Power transmission line. CHELCO received information indicating that it will be at least Thursday before the transmission line is energized.  

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CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving more than 53,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties.