Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 20
February 5, 2010, 5 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 18,552 homes and businesses are without electric service due to the winter storm, which includes the following.
PSO reports 660 customers without power including those in:
Hobart area - 306
Lawton area – 269
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority reports 5,115 customers without power in:
Altus – 2,790
Marlow – 2,325
The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) reports 12,777 customers without power in:
Caddo Electric, Binger: 3,150
Canadian Valley Electric, Seminole: 200
Cotton Electric, Walters: 3,277
Harmon Electric Association, Hollis: 2,500
Kiwash Electric, Cordell: 750
Rural Electric, Lindsay: 1,900
SW Rural Electric, Tipton: 1,000
OG&E reports power has been restored to all meters that can safely receive electric service.