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Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Situation Update 25
January 19, 2007 -- 11 a.m.


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.

Power Outages

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports statewide, about 64,434 electric customers are without power.

PSO reports 20,076 customers are without power throughout the state. Highest PSO outages are reported in McAlester, where 11,764 are without power, in Wilburton, 5,772, Chouteau 1,340, and in Grove 516. Other communities experiencing power outages are Atoka and Vinita.

OG&E reports 7,436 customers are without power. The largest OG&E outages are in Muskogee where 5,370 are without power and in Checotah, where 998, and in Eufaula where 683, are without electricity. Other outages are reported in Haskell, Porum, and Warner

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives reports 36,494 electric cooperative customers are without power. OAEC reports more than 2,566 utility poles are down in the cooperative service area. 60 transmission structures are damaged.

Below is a list of electric cooperatives, the location of their office and the number of power outages.

Canadian Valley (Seminole) - 165
Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative (Stigler) - 590
East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (Okmulgee) - 8,050
Kiamichi Electric Cooperative (Wilburton) - 9,800
Lake Region Electric Cooperative (Hulbert) - 5,660
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (Vinita) - 10,673
People's Electric Cooperative (Ada) - 1,556
Pryor Municipal Utility Board - 400
Empire Electric which serves the far northeast corner of Oklahoma reports 1 customer without power in Quapaw and Commerce.


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