Prepare now for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially begins June 1.  Roanoke Cooperative encourages member-owners to prepare in the spring.

“As a top-tier co-op, service reliability is in our mission,” said Jimmy Liverman, the co-op’s vice president of operations.  “While we try to keep the lights on 24/7, outages do occur and are normal during hurricane season. We want member-owners to be prepared this upcoming season.”

Here are simple steps to prepare and stay safe this storm season:

  • Outline a communication and evacuation plan for your family. If you have pets or any livestock, include them in your plan.
  • Create an emergency kit that includes:
    • Important documents sealed in a watertight plastic bag
    • Cash
    • Enough non-perishable food, water, and medication for at least three days
    • First-aid kit
    • Battery-powered radio
    • Flashlight
    • Extra batteries
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Extra clothes and blankets
    • Food and other supplies for pets
  • Connect with us on Facebook on Facebook at Roanoke Cooperative and Twitter at @RoanokeC to stay informed about outages and other storm information.
  • Download our app by texting ‘Roanoke’ to 797979 and keep our outage reporting number handy: 1(800) 358-9437 or text ‘OUTAGE’ to 352667.
  • Bookmark our live outage map at to see a real-time look at power outages across our service territory.
  • Sign up for local weather alerts. You can also visit for tips on preparing for natural disasters, as well as real-time weather and traffic information.