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CHELCO crews to work through the night 

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, CHELCO has approximately 1,700 members without power, as crews plan to work overnight to continue restoring power. Most remaining outages are in Western Okaloosa County, and significant flooding continues to impact portions of CHELCO’s service territory.  

“We have been hampered by the high winds and rain today, but our guys have worked hard and safe despite the challenges,” said Larry Tankersley, CHELCO Manager of Operations. “They will continue to work through the night.” 

CHELCO projects to have power restored to all members capable of receiving service Friday, with potential exceptions to flooded and hazardous areas.  

“Hurricane Sally has severely impacted our service territory and our members,” said CEO Steve Rhodes. “We truly appreciate the overwhelming patience and support our members have shown today, and we are fully dedicated to restoring power quickly and safely.” 

This will be CHELCO's last official update for Wednesday. CHELCO will resume regular updates Thursday morning.

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