At the start of the day we had close to 5,500 members without power and, as the day comes to an end, your cooperative has reduced that number to less than 2,000.

While that doesn’t sound like a big reduction in the total number, our crews are working now to restore service to individual homes and businesses that have been damaged so restoration efforts take more time.

In addition, there are still some areas of our service territory that we simply can’t restore service to – power lines are down in three to four feet or water or in swampy areas that make it extremely difficult to access. We are dedicated to getting power back to every JOEMC member that can receive service.

At this time, we still have members in Onslow, Jones, Pender and Duplin counties without power however we are chipping away at that number.

A week ago today Hurricane Florence and her devastating winds and rain impacted our area. Since that time our crews have worked diligently, safely and efficiency as possible to restore power to close to 71,000 electric services in our community (previous numbers had been less than that but this has now been determined to be an accurate figure). Please realize, however, our work is not done. We still have members without power and the employees of JOEMC are dedicated to restoring electric service to these members just as we have been to our other members that have electricity.

If you do not have power restored, thank you again for your extreme patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please continue to contact us and let us know –call (910) 353-1940 or (800) 682-1515 to report your outage or send us an email at

The Steps to Restoring Power Click here to see the process of how Jones-Onslow restores power to members after a major event like a hurricane. From transmission lines to substations, to main distribution lines to tap lines and finally individual services, JOEMC has a plan in place to restore service to the greatest number of members in the shortest time possible.