Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 9
12-11-07, 8:30 p.m.
ICE STORM POWER OUTAGE, SHELTER UPDATE
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated due to the Ice Storm. Power outages continue for many areas of the state and shelters remain open.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports statewide 618,308 homes and businesses are without electric service.
AEP-PSO reports 238,356 customers without power, including 217,593 in the Tulsa metro area, 6,790 in Vinita, 4,610 in Chickasha and 4,210 in Bartlesville.
OG&E reports 273,974 customers without power, including 250,770 in the Oklahoma City metro area, 8,450 in Sapulpa and 3,766 in Bristow.
Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives reports about 87,550 rural electric customers without power, including 25,000 Oklahoma Electric Cooperative customers, 16,300 Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative customers and 12,500 Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative customers. OAEC also reports 1,035 electric poles destroyed.
Empire District Electric Company reports 3,428 customers without power in and around the Northeast communities of Commerce, Fairland, Picher, Quapaw and Welch.
Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma reports about 15,000 customers without power in Miami, Mannford, Stroud, Collinsville, Skiatook, Pryor and Cushing.
SHELTERS AND MASS FEEDING
Shelters are open at the following 29 locations.
Bixby - New Beginnings Church, 4104 E. 151st
Broken Arrow - Arrow Heights Church, 3201 S. Elm Place
Carney - Community Center, 701 S. Highway 177
Chandler - First Baptist Church, 912 W. First
Claremore - First United Methodist Church, 1615 N. Highway 88
Collinsville - First Baptist Church, 1301 W. Main
Commerce - Southeast Baptist Church, 206 Amarillo Drive
Coweta - First Assembly of God, 29707 E. State Highway 51
Del City - Community Center, 4505 SE 15th
Ketchum - Methodist Church, 206 Amarillo Drive
Mannford - Community Activity Center, 100 Common Ave.
Miami - Assembly of God, 1815 E. Steve Owens Blvd.
Midwest City - Reed Center, 5800 Will Rogers
Moore - Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main
Oklahoma City - Trinity Baptist Church, 1329 N.W. 23rd
Okmulgee - Okmulgee High School, 415 W. 3rd Street
Owasso - First Christian Church, 96th Street North and 177 E. Ave.
Pitcher - 100 Deville Creek
Pryor - Community Center, 6 N. Adair
Rolling Hills - Community Center, 20 E. 200 E Ave.
Sand Springs - Olive Baptist Church, 155 N. 65th W. Ave.
Sapulpa - First Church of Christ, 1011 E. Austain
Shawnee - Expo Center, 1700 W. Independence
Sperry - First Baptist Church, 115 N. Cincinnati
Tulsa - First Baptist Church, 403 S. Cincinnati
Tulsa - Lutheran Church of Good Sheppard, 8730 E. Skelly Drive
Tulsa - Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo
Vinita - Emmanuel Temple, 437551 East Highway 60
Welch - Welch Community Center, 600 S. Curtis