Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Situation Update 17
January 16, 2007 -- 4:00 p.m.
STATE/FEDERAL ICE STORM RESPONSE CONTINUES
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated due to winter weather conditions that continue to impact areas of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers in the affected areas and has received the following reports.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports statewide, about 92,496 electric customers are without power.
PSO reports 26,932 customers are without power throughout the state. Highest PSO outages are reported in McAlester, where 13,952 are without power, in Grove where 3,493 are without power and in Chouteau where 3,349 are without power. Other communities experiencing power outages are Atoka, Okmulgee, Vinita and Wilburton.
OG&E reports 16,344 customers are without power. The largest OG&E outages are in Muskogee where 9,877 are without power and in Checotah, where 2,322 are without electricity. Other outages are reported in Boynton, Braggs, Eufaula, Fort Gibson, Haskell, Okay, Porum, Warner and Webbers Falls.
Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives reports 48,820 electric cooperative customers are without power. OAEC reports more than 1,975 utility poles are down in the cooperative service area. Below is a list of electric cooperatives, the location of their office and the number of power outages.
Canadian Valley (Seminole) - 1,454
Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative (Stigler) - 4,500
East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (Okmulgee) - 10,419
Kiamichi Electric Cooperative (Wilburton) - 3,200
Lake Region Electric Cooperative (Hulbert) - 8,700
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (Vinita) - 17,463
People's Electric Cooperative (Ada) - 2,629
Southeastern Electric Cooperative (Durant) - 455
Empire Electric which serves the far northeast corner of Oklahoma reports 400 customers without power in Quapaw and Commerce.