Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 19
February 4, 2010, 9:45 p.m.
WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT STATE
Power outage update
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers in the affected areas. Agencies and organizations represented at the State EOC include the: American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Oklahoma Military Department, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 2-1-1 Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 23,299 homes and businesses are without electric service due to the winter storm, which includes the following.
PSO reports 900 customers without power including those in:
Chickasha area – 147
Hobart area - 352
Lawton area – 374
Tipton -- 27
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority reports 6,352 customers without power in:
Purcell – 40
Altus – 3,255
Duncan – 732
Marlow – 2,325
The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) reports 16,047 customers without power in:
Caddo Electric, Binger: 3,162
Canadian Valley Electric, Seminole: 700
Cotton Electric, Walters: 5,503
Harmon Electric Association, Hollis: 2,700
Kiwash Electric, Cordell: 782
Rural Electric, Lindsay: 2,200
SW Rural Electric, Tipton: 1,000
OG&E reports power has been restored to all meters that can safely receive electric service.