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 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates

Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. Update: Sam Houston EC line technicians, contractors and mutual aid crews continue to work across our system to restore the remaining 700 members without service following Hurricane Beryl.

Please continue to watch for workers and their vehicles in your area so they can continue to work safely and without distraction.

As a reminder, please do not report outages via social media. For an outage to be logged into our system, more information is required. Outages can only be entered by calling 888-444-1207 or 800-458-0381, or by reporting it in your mySamHouston app or website.

Crews are still encountering challenging conditions, such as trees continuing to fall. As you work on cleaning up, please be safe. Stay away from downed power lines and be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. Treat all downed or hanging power lines as if they are energized and dangerous. Lines do not have to be arcing or sparking to be live. Warn others to stay away and contact the Co-op immediately at 888-444-1207.

If you are cleaning up, do not use electric yard tools if it is raining, the ground is wet, or you are standing in water. Keep all electric tools and equipment at least ten feet away from wet surfaces.

Be alert to any electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water. Never touch electrical appliances, cords or wires while you are wet or standing in water. Never turn off your breaker box if you must stand in water to do so. Do not use water-damaged electronics or appliances until a professional has verified that they are safe.

Always make sure to check your service entrance after a storm. Depending on your home's electric service, this can include the lines going into your home, the meter pole and the lines leading to it. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, contact an electrician for a full inspection and service. Some service entrances (also called meter loops) may need to be repaired before a home can safely receive electric service.

 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates

Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m. Update: After 5 days of power restoration work following Hurricane Beryl, Sam Houston EC line technicians, contractors and vegetation crews have fewer than 1,500 meters to restore of the original 81,500 meters left without service following the storm.

Even with this steady progress, your Cooperative will not stop until power is restored to every member. Please continue to watch for workers and vehicles in your area so they can continue to work safely and without distraction.

With a constant need for materials, equipment and supplies, Co-op vehicles have put in many thousands of miles this week. This would never be possible without our expert mechanics who keep our equipment running every single day.

We are grateful for you, our members, and for everyone on our Cooperative team and all those who have come from across the country to help rebuild our system and restore power to our members. Additional updates will be provided until power has been restored to all locations that can be safely energized.

As a reminder, please do not report outages via social media. For an outage to be logged into our system, more information is required. Outages can only be entered by calling 888-444-1207 or by reporting it in your mySamHouston app or website.

 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates

Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. Update: Sam Houston EC’s line technicians, tree trimming crews and others have restored over 90% of members affected by Hurricane Beryl and are continuing the restoration efforts this morning. If you are on the roads today, we encourage you to drive carefully and watch for crews at work.

Entergy, our transmission provider, was required to take the Fred and Spurger area offline while they make repairs. Those repairs are expected to be completed within a few hours.

The most updated information is available on our outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

You can also sign up for account notifications by text or email about the status of your service on the mySamHouston App or on https://www.samhouston.net/account/account-notifications.

We understand that extended power outages are challenging. Here is a list of resources for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

Sam Houston EC is incredibly thankful for the mutual aid crews, contractors and other people who are helping restore electricity to our communities. There are many additional people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes as well keeping crews safe such as our system operators, support staff, and employees leading crews. Others are answering phone calls and sharing information with our membership.


Friday, July 12, 8:30 p.m. Update: Sam Houston EC’s line technicians, tree trimming crews and others restored an additional 12,600 consumer-members today for a total of 75,000 members restored following Hurricane Beryl. Please note that these estimates are for when we expect to restore approximately 90% of customers in the area who can safely receive it. Due to the many obstacles our linemen face, from trees continuing to fall to broken crossarms and poles, times and dates are subject to change.

  • Corrigan-Camden community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Moss Hill, Hardin communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Rye, Romayor, Big Thicket Lake Estates, Votaw communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Goodrich – FM 2929 communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Holiday Lake Estates: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Shepherd community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Tarkington, Dolen communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Coldspring community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Camilla community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Evergreen communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Blanchard, Spring Creek, Hidden Valley, Lake Livingston Estates communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Lake Livingston Village: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Riverside, Lakeside on 980 communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Royal Forest community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Huntsville, Phelps communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Point Blank, Stephen Creek communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Oakhurst community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Onalaska, Sportsman Retreat communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.

Scattered outages are being worked in the following areas: Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, Barretts Landing, Beacon Bay, Big Sandy, Boldsprings, Browder-Traylor Rd., Camden, Cape Royal, Chester, Colita Loop near FM 3152, Colmesneil, Crockett Crossing, Crockett-Martin, Dallardsville, Dam B., Dayton Lakes, Deer Pines, Deerwood, Diboll, East Dodge, Emerson, Encino, FM 1375, FM 1484, FM 2081, FM 350 North, FM 350 South, FM 945 South, Forest Springs, Fred, Hawthorne Road, Honey Island, Huntington, Indian Springs, Kellyn Oaks, Kenefick, Lakeside Village (Polk County), Leggett, Marston, Midway, Moscow, New River Lakes, Old Waverly, Peach Creek Plantation, Providence, Republic Grand Ranch, Rockland, Rodgers Road, Sebastopol, Security, Seven Oaks, Sherwood Estates, Soda, Sour Lake, Spurger, Taylor Lake Estates, Texas Acres, Timberline Estates, Town Bluff, TX 150 E, Waterwood, Wiggins Village, Wild Country, Williams Road, Willis, Willis-Waukegan North and Woodville communities.

Again, these are estimates and restoring electricity can be a very complicated process. We will provide updates when they are available. The updates will be on SamHouston.net and our social media sites.

We understand that extended power outages are challenging. Here is a list of resources for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

If you continue to experience an outage in an area that has been restored, please call the outage line at 888-444-1207 or report it using your mySamHouston app. Outages reported via social media cannot be directly logged into the system.

 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates

Friday, July 12, 4 p.m. Update: Sam Houston EC crews have restored 5,000 locations today, bringing the total members restored to 66,500. Over 1,000 line technicians and tree trimming crews continue to work at this time on the remaining outages. Our team will update the restoration estimates later this evening.

Please be aware of scams during large outages such as hurricanes. If you receive a call that is unexpected or demanding payment, please hang up and call us back at 800-458-0381 to check the status of your account.

Be careful after power is restored to your area, or if you are returning home after the storm. Make sure to check for loose lines, gas leaks and any structural damage. Please stay away from downed lines and fallen trees near lines. They can be hazardous, and our crews and contractors are trained to safely work in these situations.

If you are using a generator, be sure you are operating it safely. Visit this link for a helpful guide: https://www.samhouston.net/.../safety.../portable-generators.

We understand that extended power outages are challenging. Here is a list of resources for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.


Friday, July 12, 9 a.m. Update: Sam Houston EC’s 1,030 line technicians, tree trimming crews and others restored an additional 1,000 consumer-members after last night’s update for a total of 62,400 members restored following Hurricane Beryl. Please note that these estimates are for when we expect to restore approximately 90% of customers in the area who can safely receive it. The end of the day is approximately 10 p.m. Due to the many obstacles our linemen face, from trees continuing to fall to broken crossarms and poles, times and dates are subject to change.

  • Corrigan, Camden, Moscow, and Leggett communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Indian Springs community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Forest Springs community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Security, Peach Creek Plantation, Sherwood Estates, Crockett Crossing communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Moss Hill, Hardin communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Rye, Romayor, Big Thicket Lake Estates, Votaw communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Wild Country: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Beacon Bay, Goodrich communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Holiday Lake Estates: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Shepherd community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Tarkington, Dolen communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • New River Lakes community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Coldspring, Camilla communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Evergreen communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Blanchard, Spring Creek, Hidden Valley, Lake Livingston Estates, Lake Livingston Village communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Lake Livingston Village: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Sebastopol, Lakeside on 980 communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Willis, FM 1375 East communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Royal Forest community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Huntsville, Phelps, Dodge communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Point Blank, Stephen Creek, Oakhurst communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Communities near Rodgers Rd., Hawthorne Road, Old Waverly, FM 945S, TX 150 E: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Browder-Traylor Rd., Williams Road, Timberline Estates, FM 1484, FM 2081 communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Colita Loop near FM 3152: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Onalaska, Sportsman Retreat communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.

Scattered outages are being worked in the following areas: Dam B. Town Bluff, Rockland, Spurger, Sour Lake, Fred, Honey Island, Kenefick, Dayton Lakes, Encino, Seven Oaks, Huntington, Diboll, Colmesneil, Chester, Woodville, Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, Midway, Soda, Marston, Providence, Lakeside Village (Polk County), Dallardsville, Big Sandy, Willis-Waukegan North, Waterwood, Republic Grand Ranch, Deer Pines, Boldsprings, FM 350 North, FM 350 South, Wiggins Village, Kellyn Oaks, Emerson, Deerwood, Crockett-Martin, Taylor Lake Estates, Cape Royal, Texas Acres, and Barrett’s Landing communities.

Again, these are estimates and restoring electricity can be a very complicated process. We will provide updates when they are available. The updates will be on SamHouston.net and our social media sites.

We understand that extended power outages are challenging. Here is a list of resources for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

Sam Houston EC is incredibly thankful for the mutual aid crews, contractors and other people who are helping restore electricity to our communities. There are many additional people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes as well keeping crews safe such as our system operators, support staff, and employees leading crews. Others are answering phone calls and sharing information with our membership.

 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates

Thursday, July 11, 9 p.m. Update: Sam Houston EC’s 1,000 line technicians, tree trimming crews and others restored 18,000 members so far today, for a total of 61,000 members restored following Hurricane Beryl. This is more than three-quarters of the members who were affected by the hurricane.

We have added communities to the updated estimates below. Please note that these estimates are for when we expect to restore approximately 90% of customers in the area who can safely receive it. The end of the day is approximately 10 p.m. Due to the many obstacles our linemen face, from trees continuing to fall to broken crossarms and poles, times and dates are subject to change.

  • Corrigan, Camden, Moscow, and Leggett communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, Midway communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Indian Springs community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Seven Oaks communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Forest Springs community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Security, Peach Creek Plantation, Sherwood Estates, Crockett Crossing communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Kellyn Oaks, Emerson, Deerwood, Crockett-Martin communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Moss Hill, Hardin communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Rye, Romayor, Big Thicket, Votaw communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Taylor Lake Estates, Wild Country communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Beacon Bay, Goodrich communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Holiday Lake Estates: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Shepherd community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Tarkington, Dolen communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • New River Lakes community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Coldspring, Camilla communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Evergreen communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Cape Royal community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Blanchard, Spring Creek, Hidden Valley, Lake Livingston Estates, Lake Livingston Village communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Lake Livingston Village: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Sebastopol communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Texas Acres, Barrett’s Landing communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Willis communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Royal Forest community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Huntsville, Phelps, Dodge communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Point Blank, Stephen Creek, Oakhurst communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Communities near Rodgers Rd., Hawthorne Road, Old Waverly, FM 945S, TX 150 E: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Browder-Traylor Rd., Williams Road, Timberline Estates, FM 1484, FM 2081 communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Colita Loop near FM 3152: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Onalaska, Sportsman Retreat communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.

Scattered outages are being worked in the following areas: Dam B. Town Bluff, Rockland, Spurger, Sour Lake, Fred, Honey Island, Kenefick, Dayton Lakes, Encino, Huntington, Diboll, Colmesneil, Chester, Woodville, Soda, Marston, Providence, Lakeside Village (Polk County), Dallardsville, Big Sandy, Willis-Waukegan North, Waterwood, Republic Grand Ranch, Deer Pines, Boldsprings, FM 350 North, FM 350 South, Wiggins Village communities.

Again, these are estimates and restoring electricity can be a very complicated process. We will provide updates when they are available. The updates will be on SamHouston.net and our social media sites.

Please stay away from down lines and down trees near lines. They can be hazardous, and our crews and contractors are trained to safely work in these situations. Additionally, if you are using a generator, be sure you are operating it safely. Visit this link for a helpful guide: https://www.samhouston.net/safety-sense/safety-at-home/portable-generators.

We understand that extended power outages are challenging. Here is a list of resources for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates

Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. Update: Crews have restored 10,000 locations today and continue to work at this time. Our team will update the restoration estimates later this evening.

Please stay away from downed lines and fallen trees near lines. They can be hazardous, and our crews and contractors are trained to safely work in these situations. Additionally, if you are using a generator, be sure you are operating it safely. Visit this link for a helpful guide: https://www.samhouston.net/.../safety.../portable-generators.

We understand that extended power outages are challenging. Here is a list of resources for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m. Update: More than 1,000 line technicians and tree clearing crews continue to make progress through the Piney Woods of East Texas. Crews have now restored 45,500 locations and continue to work across the region.

Please note that you may not see crews in your immediate area, but restoration work does not necessarily follow roads, or they may be clearing another issue between your home and our substation that is preventing the flow of electricity.

Safety is vital to our work, so please do not approach crews in the field. They need to focus for their safety and the safety of those around them. Even if they are sitting in their truck, they may be talking to our system operators, updating their map, or discussing their next steps with a supervisor. We appreciate all our members kind wishes, and we relay the messages shared online and by phone with our crews.

Here is a list of resources that have been shared for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

We have added communities to the estimates below. Please note that these estimates are for when we expect to restore approximately 90% of customers in the area who can safely receive it.

  • Corrigan, Camden, Moscow, and Leggett communities: Transmission service to this area has not been restored yet, but crews are working to clear the lines ahead. Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, Midway communities: Many of the main lines are expected to be on tonight, and crews expect to restore the remainder on July 11.
  • Indian Springs community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Soda, Marson, Seven Oaks, Providence, Lakeside Village communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Forest Springs, Dallardsville, Big Sandy communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Security, Peach Creek Plantation, Sherwood Estates, Crockett Crossing, Willis-Waukegan North, Kellyn Oaks, Emerson, Deerwood, Crockett-Martin communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Moss Hill, Hull, Hardin communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Rye, Romayor, Big Thicket, Votaw, Taylor Lake Estates, Wild Country communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Beacon Bay, Goodrich, Holiday Lake Estates communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Shepherd community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Tarkington, Dolen, New River Lakes communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Coldspring, Evergreen, Camilla communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Cape Royal community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day July 11.
  • Blanchard, Spring Creek, Hidden Valley, Lake Livingston Estates, Lake Livingston Village communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Sebastopol, Texas Acres, Barrett’s Landing communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Waterwood community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Willis, Republic Grand Ranch communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Royal Forest community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Huntsville, Phelps, Dodge communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Point Blank, Stephen Creek, Oakhurst communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Communities near Rodgers Rd., Hawthorne Road, Old Waverly, FM 945S, TX 150 E: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Browder-Traylor Rd., Williams Road, Timberline Estates, Deer Pines, FM 1484, FM 2081 communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Boldspring, FM 350 North, FM 350 South, Wiggins Village: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Colita Loop near FM 3152: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Onalaska, Sportsman Retreat communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Scattered outages are being worked in the following areas: Dam B. Town Bluff, Rockland, Spurger, Sour Lake, Fred, Honey Island, Kenefick, Dayton Lakes, Encino, Huntington, Diboll, Colmesneil, Chester, and Woodville communities.

Again, these are estimates and restoring electricity can be a very complicated process. We will provide updates when they are available. The updates will be on SamHouston.net and our social media sites

Wednesday, July 10, 9 p.m. Update: Sam Houston EC’s 1,000 line technicians, tree trimming crews and others restored 24,000 members today, for a total of 43,000 members restored following Hurricane Beryl. This is more than half of the members who were affected by the hurricane.

We have heard our members’ request for estimated times of restoration. We appreciate your patience and have the following updates for our service area. These estimates are for when we expect to restore approximately 90% of customers in the area who can safely receive it.

  • Corrigan, Camden, Moscow, and Leggett communities: Transmission service to this area has not been restored yet, but crews are working to clear the lines ahead. Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, Midway communities: Many of the main lines are expected to be on tonight, and crews expect to restore the remainder on July 11.
  • Indian Springs community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Soda, Marson, Seven Oaks, Providence, Lakeside Village communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Forest Springs, Dallardsville, Big Sandy communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Security, Peach Creek Plantation, Sherwood Estates, Crockett Crossing, Willis-Waukegan North, Kellyn Oaks, Emerson, Deerwood communities: Transmission is expected to be restored this evening. If this happens, approximately 4,000 members should have their service restored. There was significant damage in this area, and the full restoration time is unclear. We will provide an update as soon as possible.
  • Moss Hill community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Rye, Romayor, Big Thicket, Wild Country communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Beacon Bay, Goodrich, Holiday Lake Estates communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Shepherd community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Tarkington, Dolen, New River Lakes communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Coldspring, Evergreen, Camilla communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Blanchard communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 13.
  • Sebastopol, Texas Acres, Barrett’s Landing communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Waterwood community: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Willis area: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Huntsville, Phelps, Dodge communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Point Blank, Stephen Creek, Oakhurst communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Communities near Rodgers Rd., Hawthorne Road, Old Waverly: CRestoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Browder-Traylor Rd., Williams Road, Timberline Estates, FM 1484 communities: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 12.
  • Boldspring, FM 350 North, Wiggins Village: Restoration is expected by the end of the day on July 11.
  • Scattered outages are being worked in the following areas: Dam B. Town Bluff, Rockland, Spurger, Sour Lake, Fred, Honey Island, Kenefick, Dayton Lakes, Encino, Huntington, Diboll, Colmesneil, Chester, Woodville communities.

Again, these are estimates and restoring electricity can be a very complicated process. We will provide updates when they are available. The updates will be on SamHouston.net and our social media sites


Wednesday, July 10, 4 p.m. Update: Crews have restored 6,000 members this afternoon, for a total of 31,000 members since Hurricane Beryl hit southeast Texas. More than 1,000 line technicians and tree clearing crews are working across the system’s 7,000 miles of line to restore the remaining outages.

There have been many reasonable questions about how the power restoration process following a major storm and the flow of electricity.

1. Generation: Electricity is generated at power plants. Power generation plants produce electricity at a very high voltage and then move it onto the grid.

2. Transmission: Electricity comes out of generation facilities at a high voltage and is transported using large transmission lines. There are many transmission lines moving electricity. Damage to transmission lines is not a quick fix. When your electric utility refers to their “transmission provider,” this is what they are speaking of. Distribution utilities, like Sam Houston EC, work closely with their transmission providers.

3. Distribution: These are the lines that deliver power to your home or business. While damaged transmission lines are being repaired, Sam Houston EC and our contractors are rebuilding damaged distribution lines as well.

Additional good news to report this afternoon is that transmission service has been restored to five substations.

Here is a list of resources that have been shared for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

Sam Houston EC has been advised of a rumor that power will be shut off in San Jacinto County tonight. There are no plans to turn off power to any area, but please note that new outages can occur if a tree falls or a fault occurs on a line, but we are not planning to turn off power to any area.


Wednesday, July 10, 9 a.m. Update: Thank you to Bandera Electric Cooperative, CoServ, Central Texas Electric Cooperative, United Cooperative Services, CECA Comanche Electric Cooperative, Grayson Collin Electric Cooperative, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and the many others who have sent linemen to East Texas to help restore power to our members. Over 1,000 linemen, contractors, and vegetation management crews from Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma and other states are working across our area.

Crews have now restored to 24,000 members following Hurricane Beryl tearing through our area. Some transmission was lost last night which caused some members in Walker and San Jacinto Counties who had service restored earlier to lose it again. Crews are working to restore these areas now.

The most updated information is available on our outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/. You can also sign up for account notifications by text or email about the status of your service on the mySamHouston App or on https://www.samhouston.net.

As we receive more information, today’s restoration efforts will be updated on this post.

Tuesday, July 9, 9 p.m. Update: More than 500 linemen and vegetation management crews are working across the system which is the size of Connecticut, and 500 additional contractors will join the efforts tomorrow. This video shows some of the extensive damage they are encountering.

Crews made exceptional headway today clearing lines and restoring service where possible. Sam Houston EC has been working with Entergy, our regional transmission provider, to restore transmission service to all substations, but they have not all been restored yet. We are still unable to provide an estimate for when power will be restored any part of our system. This will be a multiple-day effort to restore the system. Please make necessary arrangements to keep yourself and your family safe.

Here is a list of resources that have been shared for assistance in our area: https://www.samhouston.net/news/resources-in-our-area. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information or call 211.

If you have a generator, be sure you are operating it safely to protect yourself and crews working: https://www.samhouston.net/safety-sense/safety-at-home/portable-generators.

The most updated information is available on our outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

Tuesday, July 9, 4 p.m. Update: An additional 5,000 members have been restored this afternoon for a total of 16,000 restored since Hurricane Beryl hit our system. More than 500 line technicians and vegetation management crews continue to clear the damage caused by the hurricane.

Sam Houston EC is coordinating with State and local emergency management officials. Here’s a list of resources that have been shared for assistance in our area: Resources for Members Impacted by Hurricane Beryl. Please contact your local emergency management officials for additional information.

Transmission service has not been restored to seven substations, and we are not able to provide an accurate estimate of when power will be restored. As soon as we have this information, we will provide additional updates.

Tuesday, July 9, 9 a.m. Update: More than 11,000 Sam Houston EC members have been restored since Beryl devastated our system. Approximately 500 linemen, contractors and vegetation management crews are working across our area. Many more are arriving today and will be deployed to work immediately.

The damage to all parts of our system is significant. Seven of our 38 substations do not have transmission, but thankfully all substations are intact. From the substations, feeders are the main lines that distribute power to communities. Of 123 feeders, 67 were down entirely, and many others were severely damaged. Crews have already made progress and reduced the number to 48 feeders down. There are many smaller lines, crossarms and poles that have been broken.

With this level of damage, we are still unable to provide an estimate for when power will be restored to any part of our system. This will be a multiple-day effort to restore the system. Please make necessary arrangements to keep yourself and your family safe.

If you have a generator, be sure you are operating it safely to protect yourself and crews working. Learn more here. We encourage you to follow your local emergency management officials for other safety information for your community.

The most updated information is available on our outage map. There were some delays with our app, website and outage map earlier, but they are resolved.

Monday, July 8, 7 p.m. Update: Sam Houston Electric Cooperative’s system sustained severe damage as Beryl moved across with damaging wind and storms. We serve 91,000 meters, and more than 81,500 were without service at the peak today. Crews have restored 5,500 meters so far and continue to work at this time.

Entergy is the transmission provider for our region, and their transmission lines sustained damage, just has our distribution system did. Transmission lines are like super highways that move electricity long distances at high voltages. They are working to restore their system, as we are working to repair our system.

Due to the scale of the damage, we are unable to project estimated times of restoration with accuracy, so this function on our outage map has been temporarily turned off. As soon as we are able to predict estimated times of restoration, we will restore that function.

So you can make plans for you and your family, it is possible for some areas to be without service for 48 hours or longer. Again, as soon as we have more clear information, we will share it.

More than 200 contractors joined our linemen today, and more contractors and crews from other cooperatives will arrive tomorrow morning to help restore the system. The crews are continuing to restore power currently.

The most updated information is available on our outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

Monday, July 8, 2:30 p.m. Update: As Beryl clears the northeast corner of Sam Houston EC's service area, it has left over 76,000 of our members without power.

Sam Houston EC crews along with more than 200 contractors are making repairs as quickly and safely as possible. Some outages have been restored already. Please remember to stay away from downed power lines as you begin to assess the damage left behind by the storm.

The most updated information is available on our outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/. You can also sign up for account notifications by text or email about the status of your service on the mySamHouston App or on https://www.samhouston.net.

As we receive more information, today’s restoration efforts will be updated on this post.

Monday, July 8, Original Post: Hurricane Beryl is currently making its way across our system. Sam Houston EC crews are making repairs where safe to do so, and additional contractors are arriving to help restore service.

We encourage all our members to stay inside as the storm passes. The most updated information is available on our outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

If you choose to use a generator, please follow all generator safety tips to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our linemen. https://www.samhouston.net/safety-sense/safety-at-home/portable-generators

You can also sign up for account notifications by text or email about the status of your service on the mySamHouston App or on https://www.samhouston.net/account/account-notifications.

 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates
 Hurricane Beryl Restoration Updates