Update: Oklahoma Power Outage

By Sheryl Proctor

Published 07/01 2014 04:59PM

Updated 07/01 2014 09:22PM

UPDATE 5 P.M. -- Power is restored to approximately 6,300 residences.

More than 2,700 meters remain off with 30 poles replaced today out of the 270 damaged by the storm.

Members who are without power today should plan for an extended outage and make arrangements accordingly.

“We are making continual progress towards complete restoration,” said Zac Perkins, assistant general manager. “Our number one goal is the safety of employees, members and the electric system. If you are using a generator, be sure it is connected properly to prevent deadly back feed onto power lines.”

HOOKER -- Hundreds of people are still without power because of storms in our area.

It happened around Hooker, Oklahoma.

Nearly 200 power poles were destroyed.

As of this morning, five out of the 9,000 meters were still without power.

Extra crews are being called in to help.

Storms last night brought with them winds around 70-miles an hour.

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