Manager’s Message – August 2023

Dear Co-op Members:

Debi WilsonWith several fires and red flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service already, there is no denying that the 2023 wildfire season is here.

Wildland conditions changed rapidly in late June and July. In response, Lane Electric set its lines to high sensitivity to ensure safe operation of the system. With lines at higher sensitivity, outages can occur more easily.

That’s why it’s important to remain prepared for summer outages, just as you would for winter.

One way we’re working to help members with planning for fire season is through our wildfire preparedness page. You’ll find tips on everything from how to build an emergency kit to creating defensible space around your home and structures.

Defensible space is an important step members can take to protect homes and property. This buffer between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs or surrounding wildland areas can slow or stop the spread of wildfire.

One question we’ve received from members is how to know if a red flag warning has been issued. The best way to stay in the know is to sign up for alerts from the National Weather Service.

Debi Wilson