Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 13
January 31, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT STATE
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 across the state. 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 82,977 homes and businesses are without electric service due to the winter storm, which includes the following.
PSO reports 32,342 customers without power including those in:
Chickasha area - 10,937
Duncan area - 197
Hobart - area - 6353
Lawton area - 15,894
Tipton area - 1,990
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority reports 14,946 customers without power in:
Lexington – 200
Purcell – 800
Altus – 9,300
Eldorado – 283
Olustee – 316
Marlow – 2,325
Granite – 613
Manitou – 209
Duncan – 1,000
The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) reports 32,726 customers without power in:
Caddo Electric, Binger: 6,195
Canadian Valley Electric, Seminole: 3,500
Cotton Electric, Walters: 9,640
East Central OK Electric, Okmulgee: 430
Harmon Electric Association, Hollis: 3,303
Kiwash Electric, Cordell: 1,150
Northfork Electric, Sayre: 64
Oklahoma Electric, Norman: 715
Ozarks Electric, Stilwell, Fayetteville: 0
People’s Electric, Ada: 2,029
Rural Electric, Lindsay: 4,200
Southwest Rural Electric, Tipton: 1,500
OG&E reports 2,963 customers (including 608 in Wewoka and 511 in Ada) are without service.
OG&E has closed its customer walk-up centers in Ada, Seminole and Pauls Valley.