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Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Situation Update 34
January 23, 2007 -- 10:30 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 9,987 customers are without power. In some locations, meters are pulled away from homes and other structures and will require property owners to hire electricians before power can be restored safely. At the height of the electric outages, 122,338 customers were without power on Sunday, Jan. 14.
- PSO reports power returned to all customers who can safely receive electricity.
-OG&E reports 165 customers are without power in Muskogee.
- Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) reports 9,822 electric cooperative customers are without power. OAEC reports more than 3,700 utility poles are down across the cooperative service area. Below is a list of electric cooperatives, the location of their office and the number of power outages.

Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative (Stigler) - 125
East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (Okmulgee) - 1,200
Kiamichi Electric Cooperative (Wilburton) - 1,265
Lake Region Electric Cooperative (Hulbert) - 890
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (Vinita) - 6,310
People's Electric Cooperative (Ada) - 32


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