Nueces Electric Cooperative recognized as a StormReady® Supporter by NWS and NOAA
June 30, 2017 – On Monday, Nueces Electric Cooperative (NEC) was officially recognized by the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a StormReady® Supporter. NEC received this distinction for enhancing public safety through promoting the principles and guidelines of the StormReady® program in the Cooperative’s awareness and preparedness plans.
“We are extremely proud to have been named a StormReady® Supporter, as being prepared for hurricanes and large storms is vital to supporting NEC’s mission of continually providing reliable and cost effective electric service,” Nueces Electric Cooperative CEO Trace McCuan said. “This makes Nueces Electric Cooperative the only electric utility in the state of Texas to be recognized as StormReady®.”
More than 190 sites in the state of Texas are StormReady®. In the Coastal Bend area, Nueces Electric Cooperative has joined the Texas State Aquarium, the Cities of Kingsville and Corpus Christi, the Naval Air Stations in Kingsville and Corpus Christi, and both TAMUCC and TAMUK in the StormReady® program. A full list of StormReady® sites can be found at https://www.weather.gov/stormready/tx-sr.
“On behalf of the National Weather Service and the StormReady® Advisory Board, I would like to congratulate [NEC] on the designation of Nueces Electric Cooperative in Robstown, Texas as a StormReady® Supporter,” John Metz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service said. “This success is clearly a result of leadership, hard work and commitment at [NEC’s] facility.”
Below: During the tour of the NEC facilities as the final step in the recognition process, NEC COO Avan Irani, Nueces County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator Melissa Munguia, National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist John Metz, NEC CEO Trace McCuan, and NEC CCO Sarah Fisher.
The mission of Nueces Electric Cooperative, a member-owned cooperative, is to help our members continually improve their quality of life by providing reliable and cost effective electric service. Founded in 1938, today NEC serves over 18,000 electric meters as a non-profit, at-cost electric utility for consumers in eight South Texas counties surrounding the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast.
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