Leveraging GIS to Improve Emergency Preparedness and Response-From an Electric Cooperative Perspective

Lumbee River EMC deployed web apps using ArcGIS Online in preparation for Hurricane Florence that would allow administration access to real-time updates on the storm path and outages as they occurred. Collector for ArcGIS was used by field personnel to assess damaged poles and other infrastructure. Utilizing ArcGIS Apps, Lumbee River EMC was able to monitor damage in real-time and create necessary work orders in the office based on this data.


  • Brett Kinlaw – GIS Supervisor – Lumbee River EMC
  • Zachary Petix – Director, GIS & Field Engineering Services – Palmetto Engineering & Consulting