Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 16
12-15-07, 7:45 a.m.
ICE STORM POWER OUTAGE UPDATE
Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports statewide 197,355 homes and businesses are without electric service.
AEP-PSO reports 78,196 customers without power, including 73,000 in the Tulsa metro area.
OG&E reports about 100,000 customers without power. Most of the outages are in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives reports about 14,259 rural electric customers without power.
Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma reports about 3,900 customers without power in Collinsville, Cushing, Miami, Pryor, Skiatook and Stroud. Municipal governments providing crews to assist include Denton and Garland, Texas; Siloam Springs, Bentonville, and Clarksville, Arkansas; and the Oklahoma cities of Cordell, Duncan, Edmond, Pawhuska, Ponca City, Purcell, Sallisaw, Spiro, Stillwater, Stillwell and Wagoner.
Empire District Electric Company reports 1,000 customers without power in far northeast areas of the state.