Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 18
12-16-07, 7:45 a.m.
ICE STORM POWER OUTAGE UPDATE
Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports statewide 174,269 homes and businesses are without electric service.
AEP-PSO reports 59,184 customers without power, including 57,000 in the Tulsa metro area and 1,837 in Vinita.
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 10,285 rural electric customers without power including 4,500 Verdigris Valley Electric and 3,797 Northeast Oklahoma Electric customers. OAEC also reports 3,312 poles destroyed by the ice storm.
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 about 900 customers without power in far northeast areas of the state.