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. Continue reading “Storm Update: Dec. 27, 3 p.m.”
Follow a few basic tips to avoid these fire hazards during the holiday season.
Electrical safety is important during the holiday season due to decorative lights draped through trees and around homes. Continue reading “Electrical safety tips for the holiday season from SWEPCO”
SWEPCO servicemen in Henderson, Texas on Nov. 29 were stopped by a police officer who reported there are people claiming they are SWEPCO workers who are wanting to go into their houses and check their breaker boxes. They have hit three different neighborhoods so far. Continue reading “Scammers targeting SWEPCO customers in East Texas”
The East Texas Damage Prevention Councils of East Texas hosted a free Safety Day at the Longview Exhibit Building Sept. 28. Attendees had a rare opportunity to see and hear what happens when a backhoe ruptures a gas pipeline. The release of a hazardous liquids pipeline also was demonstrated, along with arriving emergency responders to the scene. SWEPCO showed live arcs of current when conductors touch power lines in a simulator. A fire extinguisher training program was given.
Jason Howeth, Ron Tevebaugh and Sue Haynes represented SWEPCO at the event.
If sailing is on your plan this long end-of-summer holiday weekend, enjoy it, BUT remember to stay away from power lines. Continue reading “Sailboat safety 101”
Summer thunderstorms can rapidly develop with dangerous cloud to ground lightning strokes. Continue reading “Be aware of lightning strikes during summer storms”