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.
Flash Flood Watch Issued
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for most of Sam Houston EC's service territory. Please be safe on the roadways and tune into NWS or your local news station for important weather warnings.
Outage Update 4:45 p.m.
Our restoration efforts following Monday's storm are coming to a close. We'd like to thank all of our members for their patience, understanding and encouragement. We'd also like to thank each of our employees, who have worked tirelessly over the last few days to restore power as quickly as possible.
If you are still without power or experience a power outage, please report it by calling us at 888-444-1207.
Outage Update 6 p.m.
As of 6 p.m., approximately 2,200 Cooperative members remain without power. At its peak, yesterday's storms left 30,000 Sam Houston EC members without service and caused power outages from central Texas to Louisiana. Our crews have made tremendous progress and will continue this momentum until power can be safely restored to every member.
Outage Update 4:45 p.m.
As of 4:45 p.m., more than 27,000 members have had power restored. Crews are continuing restoration efforts and we can continue to see great progress.
Outage Update 12 p.m.
As of 12 p.m., more than 24,000 Sam Houston EC members have had power restored. San Jacinto and Tyler Counties have the highest density of outages remaining at this time.
Outage Update 10 a.m.
As of 10:00 a.m., more than 21,500 members have power restored. Crews are continuing to work until power is safely restored to all members. Here is a video that explains the process Cooperative employees use to restore service to our members.
Outage Update 7:30 a.m.
As of 7:30 a.m., nearly 21,000 Sam Houston EC members have had power restored. Restoration efforts will continue through today and possibly tomorrow.
Outage Update 9 p.m.
As of 9 p.m., nearly 20,000 members have had power restored. Keep up the great work!
Outage Update 7 p.m.
As of 7 p.m., nearly 18,000 Sam Houston EC members have power restored. Crews are continuing to make excellent progress. Our highest density outages are still located in Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto and Tyler Counties. Fork Creek and Hillister areas were both severely damaged by the storm. Crews are replacing poles and making more extensive repairs to these areas that could stretch into tomorrow and Wednesday.
We sincerely appreciate all of our members' support, encouragement and patience. We're proud to serve you!
4:30 p.m. Update
As of 4:30 p.m., more than 14,000 members have power restored. Our crews have made tremendous progress, and 100 additional crew members are arriving to help.
It is possible some isolated cases could be restored on Wednesday. We will continue to work until all members are restored to power. Our largest outage areas include Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto and Tyler Counties.
Keep up with real-time power restoration progress via our online outage viewer: http://outage.samhouston.net:89/
After the Storm