Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 21
February 6, 2010, 6:45 p.m.
WINTER STORM POWER OUTAGE, SHELTER UPDATE
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 12,108 homes and businesses are without electric service due to the Jan. 28 winter storm, which includes the following.
PSO reports 416 customers without power including those in:
Chickasha area – 37
Hobart area – 225
Lawton – 152
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority reports 2,000 customers without power in Altus.
The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives reports 9,692 customers without power in:
Caddo Electric, Binger: 1,832
Cotton Electric, Walters: 2,463
Harmon Electric Association, Hollis: 2,000
Kiwash Electric, Cordell: 697
Rural Electric, Lindsay: 1,700
SW Rural Electric, Tipton: 1,000
SHELTERS AND MASS FEEDING
The following six shelters and feeding centers remain open due to the winter storm:
Altus – Altus Community Center, 401 Falcon Road
Cache – Cahoma Building, 752 NW Quannah Road
Hobart - First Methodist Church, 201 S. Washington
Marlow -- First Baptist Church of Marlow, 213 N. Broadway
Rush Springs – Fire Department, 110 N. Third Street
Apache – Comanche Nation Community Center, 213 Julia Mahseet Street
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief continues to accept requests for their Chainsaw Teams to assist with clearing large trees from individuals’ property. To request assistance, call 211. The Baptists’ priorities of assistance are: elderly (who needs assistance); single women with children; and, families with heads of households on military duty overseas.
For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. 2-1-1 is a statewide service. Please only call 911 for emergencies.