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Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

Situation Update 20

February 5, 2010, 5 p.m.


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.


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