Sam Houston Electric Cooperative keeps a close eye on potentially threatening weather year-round. Storm Central is your place for information, resources and helpful tips to be prepared for unexpected outages.
Last night's severe thunderstorms left outages scattered across the southern half of Sam Houston EC's system. Crews have been working since the early morning hours to restore power. Currently, there are approximately 4,600 members without power. The majority of outages are in Hardin, Polk, San Jacinto and Tyler Counties.
Keep up with power restoration by visiting our online outage viewer: http://outage.samhouston.net:89/
Ice Storm Outage Update 10 p.m.
At 10 p.m., we are down to 880 outages, mostly isolated to Liberty and San Jacinto Counties.
Ice Storm Outage Update 8 p.m.
Our crews are making great progress. At almost 8 p.m., our outage numbers are down to 1,800.
Ice Storm Outage Update 6 p.m.
At 6 p.m., we currently have approximately 2,500 members who remain without power. Our largest outages remain in Liberty, Montgomery and San Jacinto Counties.
Earlier today we had more than 9,000 out. Crews will continue working through the night until everyone is safely able to receive power. We appreciate all the hard work of our crews
Ice Storm Outage Update 4 p.m.
As of 4 p.m., approximately 5,000 members are without power following last night's ice storm.
Stay connected with power restoration information through Sam Houston EC's online outage viewer.
Ice Storm Outage Update 2 p.m.
As of 2 p.m., outage numbers from last night's ice storm have dropped to approximately 6,300.
The winter storm blew through the southern part of Sam Houston EC’s service territory, leaving a thick blanket of ice on power lines and trees. The excess weight of the ice causes tree limbs to “bow down,” often breaking and falling onto power lines. The weight of the ice can even be damaging enough for the power line to break itself.
Crews are continuing to work to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.
Ice Storm Outage Update 10:30 a.m.
As of 10:30 a.m., outages have jumped to more than 8,900 members in the southern part of our system. We're sending a big "thank you" to all our crews working hard this morning!
Ice Storm Outage Update 8:30 a.m.
Last night's winter weather was not kind to the southern half of our system. Currently, we have just over 3,700 members without power. The majority of these outages are located in Hardin, Liberty and San Jacinto Counties.
Contract crews have been called in to assist with today's power restoration. To keep up with outage information, visit our online outage viewer.
1:45 p.m. Update
Our crews have made great progress today! As of 1:45 p.m., we have just over 200 members without power. The remaining outages are mostly in Angelina County. Thank you for your understanding as we worked to restore power today.
As of 9:30 a.m., we're down to 1,200 members without power. Keep up the good work, crews! Most importantly, stay safe.
After the Storm