The current forecast of the U.S. National Weather Service in Des Moines puts much of ECI REC’s service area under an ice storm warning over the next 24 hours. We want to remind our members that ice accumulation and strong winds pose a threat for potential service interruptions and/or longer than normal power outages, if the weather is severe enough and road conditions become hazardous.
To report an outage in your area, please call us at 877-850-4343. Don't forget that you can stay up to the minute on outages in your area with ECI REC’s outage map. For more outage-related information, visit our Outage Center.
Ice and windstorms can bring down trees and power lines, causing serious safety hazards. Always assume that a downed power line is energized and stay clear. If your vehicle comes in contact with downed power lines or other electrical equipment, stay put and call 911.
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