SWEPCO Storm Update: Tuesday, May 30 – 9:15 a.m.

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As of 9:15 a.m. today, SWEPCO has restored power to approximately 65,000 customers – nearly two-thirds of the customers who lost electric service due to Sunday’s storm.  Approximately 37,700 customers remain without power.

Sunday night’s storm packed winds of up to 60 miles per hour and downed power lines and trees across SWEPCO East Texas and Louisiana service territory.  An EF-1 tornado was confirmed in the Longview area. Almost 1,100 men and women, including 461 line and 625 tree personnel, are working to restore power to SWEPCO customers.

The estimated restoration times below tell when we expect to have power restored to 95 percent of customers in an area. Your power may be restored prior to our estimate.

Outages and Estimated Restoration Times (for 95 percent of customers who can take power):

LONGVIEW DISTRICT (62,000 at peak – 24,055 at 9:30 am Tuesday)

  • Carthage – 961 Wednesday at 10 pm
  • Gladewater – 1,076 Wednesday at 5 pm
  • Kilgore – 159 Wednesday at 10 pm
  • Longview – 21,440 Friday at 5 pm
  • Marshall – 350 Wednesday at 10 pm

SHREVEPORT DISTRICT (18,000 at peak; 266 at 9:30 am Tuesday)

  • Haughton – 62 Tuesday at 10 pm
  • Shreveport – 192 Tuesday at 10 pm

VALLEY DISTRICT (24,000 at peak; 13,364 at 9:30 am Tuesday)

  • Hornbeck – 805 Thursday at noon
  • Logansport – 661 Wednesday at noon
  • Mansfield – 4005 Thursday at 5 pm
  • Natchitoches – 7893 Thursday at 5 pm

Sign up for SWEPCO Alerts to get email or text message updates about your outage. Enroll at SWEPCO.com/Alerts.

Please note:  The outage map at SWEPCO.com/OutageMap is not showing all known outages. We apologize for the inconvenience.

DOWNED LINES – Never touch a downed utility wire, no matter how harmless it looks. It can be difficult to distinguish between a power line and a cable or telephone line. All downed lines should be considered energized and dangerous. And don’t touch anything in contact with the line, such as trees, fences or puddles of water, since they can conduct electricity. Keep children and pets away from this potential hazard. Call SWEPCO to report any downed lines or equipment.

PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY – IF you use a portable or RV generator, do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators “backfeed” electricity up the line and risk the lives of repair workers and the public. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions carefully, and plug essential appliances directly into the generator.

WEATHERHEAD DAMAGE – If the weatherhead or meter base at your home or business has been damaged or pulled away from the structure, you will need to have it repaired by a licensed electrician before SWEPCO can safely reconnect service. Once the repair is made, please contact SWEPCO so your service can be reconnected.

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