From the earliest days of electricity, weather has presented the biggest challenges to reliability and safety. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, derechos, heat waves, heavy snowfalls, flooding and ice events have long put power lines and co-op crews to the test, including those in Iowa.

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September is National Preparedness Month. One of the most important steps in preparation is to have emergency supplies on hand. The following are tips to help you or loved ones create an emergency kit.

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May is Electrical Safety Month! Take a few moments to review these safety precautions with your family this month.

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Mother Nature tends to have a mind of her own. In the era of extreme weather events and accelerating digitalization, discover how electric co-ops are looking to innovative vegetation management methods to improve power reliability for the members they serve.

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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) recently released a reliability report indicating that many states, including Iowa, are at an increased risk for power generation shortfalls this summer. What does this report mean for Iowa’s electric cooperative member-consumers?

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Iowa was in the path of a record-breaking thunderstorm on Dec. 15, which was later classified as the first December derecho in U.S. history. Learn how Iowa's electric cooperatives responded to this storm.

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Nearly six months after Iowa’s historic derecho, the weather phenomenon that wreaked havoc on parts of the state continues to make headlines.

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On the heels of the destruction the summer derecho caused in our state, linemen from Iowa’s electric cooperatives didn’t waver in their commitment to assist other co-op members when another massive storm hit.

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Iowans are familiar with destructive storms. From tornadoes and flooding to ice storms and blizzards, the Midwest is a mecca for Mother Nature’s fury. However, on Aug. 10, an unprecedented derecho left its destructive impact on Iowa.

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Did you know squirrels, lightning and trees have something in common? They all have the potential to knock out your electricity. Iowa’s electric cooperatives work hard to keep your lights on 24/7, but unplanned circumstances can occasionally create power outages.

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