OG&E power outages linger in Oklahoma after last night's tornadoes. Here's what we know.
UPDATE, 5:30 p.m. Monday: OG&E said late Monday afternoon the company has restored power to 92% of affected customers. About 1,200 customers are still without service, according to OG&E, but the company said it "plan(s) to have power restored for most of the remaining customers by tonight."
UPDATE, 3:45 p.m. Monday: OG&E said Monday afternoon the company has restored power to 81% of affected customers. Nearly 2,000 customers are still without power, according to OG&E, but the company said it "expects the majority of customers to be restored today."
Thousands of residents throughout Oklahoma were without power Monday after a severe storm system struck the state Sunday.
The severe storms brought high winds, large hail, heavy rain and flash flooding. A number of confirmed and suspected tornadoes were also reported across Oklahoma. Tree limbs were seen scattered across roads and power lines in some areas were downed.
As of Monday morning, 3,700 residents were without power, with an estimated 1,700 of them in the Oklahoma City metro area, according to a statement from Oklahoma Gas & Electric. At one point Sunday night, around 14,000 customers lost power during the storms.
Here is a look at which Oklahoma towns were experiencing power outages Monday morning:
- Ada, 197
- Beggs, 186
- Checotah, 164
- Crescent, 91
- Del City, 53
- Holdenville, 54
- Norman, 748
- Oklahoma City, 954
- Texanna, 152
- Warr Acres, 80
- Yukon, 138
OG&E's list did not include cities with fewer than 50 affected customers.
Oklahoma power outage map
Crews working to restore power throughout Oklahoma
Complete restoration estimates are not currently available. Access to damaged areas, time of day and environmental factors were among the issues listed by OG&E hindering an exact restoration timeline.
"Our OG&E crews worked throughout the night to restore power following Sunday's 75 MPH high winds and tornadoes," the company said in a statement. "Our crews are visually inspecting damage from last night to ensure all potential issues are identified and resolved."
OG&E encouraged customers to report an outage by signing up for alerts and texting the outlet, or by calling 800-522-6870.