West Kentucky RECC Business Offices Closed Thursday

(Mayfield, Ky.) February 10, 2021 – West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative business offices in Mayfield, Murray and Benton will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 due to inclement weather.

Customer service representatives will be available to assist members from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-877-495-7322. Online services are also available at www.wkrecc.com

Dispatchers and line repair crews are always standing by to respond to power outages. Call 1-877-495-7322 to report a problem.

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West Kentucky RECC is a community-focused electric cooperative created to deliver affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy to more than 38,000 homes, businesses, farms, and schools. West Kentucky RECC is owned and led by the members we serve in Calloway, Carlisle, Graves, and Marshall counties and distributes energy generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. For more information, visit our website at https://wkrecc.com/.

 

What can you do to prepare for a power outage?

Run some errands:

  • Fill your gas tank
  • Make sure you have some cash on hand
  • Get a power bank charger or a car charger for your mobile phone
  • Get extra batteries and flashlights if needed
  • Make sure you have non-perishable foods, bottled water, first-aid supplies, and supplies for infants and pets
  • Make sure you have ample supplies of prescription drugs

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Oct. 6, 2020 -- With many families utilizing remote learning this fall, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation joins the National Fire Protection Association in urging added caution when using and charging laptops and other digital devices at home. According to NFPA’s most recent electrical fires report, about 900 computer or computer equipment fires occur in U.S. homes each year, leading to injuries and millions of dollars in property losses.

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West Kentucky RECC Advises Farmers To Remember Electrical Safety When Using Irrigation Equipment

July 27, 2020 --During the summer, farmers need regular rainfall to sustain proper crop growth and development. Because Western Kentucky has different types of soil, and summer storms are notorious for dropping heavy rains in one area while leaving others high and dry, irrigation equipment can be a valuable tool for farmers. However, it is critical to recognize and avoid electrical hazards when using irrigation equipment.

Operating pumps and other equipment in a damp environment increases the chance of equipment failure. Because the farmers themselves may be rain-soaked and muddy, their vulnerability to electric shock is also much greater.

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