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July 24, 2013

10 pm Update: PSO Update on Storm Outages in Tulsa, 7-24-13

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 3:27 pm

(If you have specific questions about your area, we suggest you call Oklahoma (PSO) Customer Service directly at 888-218-3919.)

Tulsa District – 10 pm 7/24/13 Update from PSO:

As of 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, PSO had restored power to nearly half of the approximately 96,000 customers in the Tulsa metro area who lost service in the early morning storm, and it continues its around-the-clock effort to complete power restoration as safely and efficiently as possible.

Rest of 10 pm update here, pluse outage map.

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Tulsa District – 7 pm 7/24/13 Update from PSO:

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, PSO had restored power to about 20,000 customers who lost service in the early morning storm, leaving approximately 76,300 customers in the Tulsa metro area without electric service. PSO has restored service to 16 main feeder power lines, with 76 still out of operation.

Customer outages continue to be most numerous in the southwestern portion of the metro area.

At present, there are approximately 370 PSO line and tree workers focused on restoring power in the Tulsa metro area. PSO has secured an additional 1,030 workers from other AEP companies and other utilities to support restoration efforts.

Based on damage assessment, and barring any future weather events, PSO estimates it could take until 5 p.m., Sunday, July 28, to complete power restoration to 95% of all customers who can take service. The electric service to many customers will be restored much sooner than that time.

This initial estimated time for completing power restoration will be updated as the storm recovery work progresses.

In accordance with pre-arranged plans, PSO will use a portion of Expo Square for parking the work vehicles of out-of-town crews, for refueling vehicles, and for staging materials.

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OK-SAFE, Inc. – If you live in the northeastern part of the state of Oklahoma, Tulsa in particular, you may be one of the 93,000 without power today.

Last night (or early this morning) winds between 60-80 mph swept through this part of Oklahoma.  The following information is provided by PSO on expected duration of outages, and who to call about your situation.

PSO Link: https://www.psoklahoma.com/outages/details.aspx?stormName=July%2023-24%20Storm

Storm Response Update:  Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

PSO is dealing with significant weather-related power outages across the Tulsa metropolitan area due to a severe thunderstorm packing 60-80 mph winds that struck in the early morning hours.

OUTAGES AND RESTORATION EFFORTS
Tulsa District
As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, approximately 93,000 customers in the Tulsa metro area were without electric service.  Customer outages are most numerous in the southwestern portion of the metro area.

At present, PSO has approximately 370 line and tree workers focused on restoring power in the Tulsa metro area.  An additional 1,030 workers from other AEP companies and other utilities have been requested to support restoration efforts.

At this early stage in the storm recovery PSO is still assessing damage to the electric system while working to make repairs and restore power.  Initial assessment found that there are a number of Distribution poles that are damaged along with several Transmission structures.  Currently, 93 main feeder lines are out of operation.  PSO hopes to complete damage assessment later today.

Also, later today PSO hopes to issue a “global” estimate of when power will be restored to all customers who are able to take power.  That initial estimated time for restoration will be updated as the storm recovery work progresses.

CUSTOMER MESSAGES
Customers should prepare for a multi-day power outage and are urged to take necessary steps to ensure their health and safety while PSO works to restore power.

For safety’s sake, assume that any downed utility line is energized with deadly electric current.  Stay away from the line and do not touch it with anything.  Report it to PSO at 1-888-216-3523.

INFORMATION
We will continue to provide additional information to you as the restoration effort moves forward.

A “snapshot” view of current outages is available anytime at PSOklahoma.com. Go to the Outages and Problems section of the site and click “View Outage Map.”

Next Update: 07/24/2013 – Approximately 4:30 p.m.

 Oklahoma (PSO) Customer Service
(888) 218-3919

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2 Comments »

  1. when are you expected to get power in the Roges School neighbooh?

    Comment by Barbara LaFargue — July 24, 2013 @ 3:43 pm


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