Storm Update: Dec. 27, 3 p.m.

Fallen trees and downed power lines blocking a road; hazards after a natural disaster wind storm
Never touch a downed line, or go near it, no matter how harmless it looks. The line could be energized. 

SWEPCO crews are working to restore power as safely and quickly as possible to 3,300 customers who remain without power after severe storms with high winds and lightning struck the region Wednesday night and Thursday morning.The outages include approximately 2,200 in Louisiana, 1,000 in Texas and 100 in Arkansas.


Estimated times of restoration for 95 percent of customers (your power may be restored sooner):

  • Longview District (much of East Texas) – 10 p.m. today
  • Texarkana District (including Mt. Pleasant area) – 5 p.m. today
  • Shreveport District – 7 p.m. Friday for Shreveport, Haughton and Plain Dealing; areas 4 p.m. Friday for Vivian area
  • Valley Districts – 6 p.m. today for Natchitoches area; 10 p.m. today for Mansfield area; midnight tonight for Hornbeck area

Power has been restored to 6,300 customers since the peak of approximately 9,600 outages overnight.

Never touch a downed line, or go near it, no matter how harmless it looks. The line could be energized. Don’t touch anything in contact with the line, such as trees, fences or puddles of water. Stay away, and keep others away, especially children and pets. Call SWEPCO at 1-888-218-3919 or call 911 immediately.

Outage information:
SWEPCO Mobile App – Report outages, check outage status, and more. Download using the App Store or Google Play.

SWEPCO Alerts:
Get an email or text message with the latest info for your home or business. See

Visit to view our outage map, to report outages and to find safety information.

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