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New Round of Storms Hits Cooperative - May 16-17

  New Round of Storms Hits Cooperative - May 16-17

May 18, 10:50 p.m. Update: Crews have restored service to more than 30,000 members since the storm came through our area. Sam Houston EC’s major outage response is expected to complete later tonight, but our employees will continue to restore service to the remaining locations as flooded areas become safer and more accessible.

We appreciate the hard work by our employees and contractors. We are also grateful for the support our members have provided. It's an honor to serve you and be your trusted energy partner.

Click here for the latest information: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

May 18, 4:50 p.m. Update: Crews have restored service to 29,000 members since the storm came through our area. They are still working to remove trees and rebuild lines to those who remain without service. Click here for the latest information: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

May 18, 12:40 p.m. Update: Crews and contractors continue to make significant progress, removing fallen trees and rebuilding lines to homes and businesses. Power has been restored to 28,148 members, and the most outages currently are in southern Polk County, north Liberty County and north Hardin County, although crews continue to work across the entire system.

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

Remember to stay away from down lines and be safe when using generators. Here’s some tips to keep you, your family and the crews working on the lines safe: https://www.samhouston.net/.../safety.../portable-generators.

May 18, 8:20 a.m. Update: Cooperative personnel, contractors and tree clearing crews have restored power to 26,278 consumer-members and are working to restore those still without service.

Today crews are working across the system to restore power. Stay far away from down lines and follow local emergency officials for information about safety concerns in your community. Please also be careful when driving near crews.

The Sam Houston EC online outage map experienced some delays yesterday, but the system is fixed and the outage map viewer is functioning normally. https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

May 17, 8:30 p.m. Update: In just over 24 hours, crews have restored power to 25,370 locations. Nearly 400 additional linemen and tree clearing contractors are continuing to work to restore service. This is the largest outage event since Hurricane Harvey. While yesterday's storm was brief as compared to a hurricane, the damage was similar in severity and scope.

Major transmission lines to several substations were damaged. We have worked with our transmission partner to restore service to the Security, Cut and Shoot and Spurger area substations, but the communities around Big Thicket and Rye near 787 are still experiencing a transmission outage from Entergy’s transmission system. Our Co-op crews have worked around some of the transmission issues by rerouting power where they can safely do so, and they continue to work on these lines to proactively fix problems before the lines are energized.

The Sam Houston EC online outage map experienced some delays today, but the data is now fixed and the outage map viewer is functioning normally. https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

May 17, 12:30 p.m. Update: Great progress has been made this morning, with power restored now to an additional 9,000 locations in the past three hours. Power has been restored to 17,000 consumer-members, and many of the additional contractors are already rebuilding lines and restoring service.

Remember to stay away from down lines and be safe when using generators. Here’s some tips to keep you, your family and the crews working on the lines safe: https://www.samhouston.net/safety-sense/safety-at-home/portable-generators.

May 17, 9:30 a.m. Update: Sam Houston EC crews and contractors have restored service to more than 8,000 locations overnight. With the significant damage across the system, 200 more contractors are on their way to help get service restored safely and efficiently.

There is serious damage across our area, especially in the southern half of our service territory. Fallen trees, broken poles and crossarms, as well as down power lines. Stay far away from down lines, and follow local emergency officials for information about safety concerns in your community. Please also be careful when driving near crews.
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.

May 16, 10:30 p.m. Update: Repairs are underway across the Cooperative, but this evening’s storms caused significant damage to the power distribution and transmission systems in our area. Earlier this evening, 29,5000 members were without service, but crews have already restored service to over 3,500 members and are continuing to work.

Crews are seeing broken poles, fallen trees and downed power lines. These can be very hazardous, so please stay far away from downed lines, and report them on the mySamHouston app or at 888-444-1207.

You can continue to follow the restoration progress through the outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/

May 16, 7 p.m. Original Story: Severe thunderstorms have resulted in outages impacting more than 20,000 consumer-members, but your Sam Houston EC crews are working as safely and efficiently as possible to restore service. You can follow progress on our outage map: https://outage.samhouston.net/maps/OutageWebMap/.

Our crews are encountering accessibility challenges due to flooding in some areas. We encourage members to follow local emergency management and news outlets for the latest road conditions and safety alerts.

If you experience an outage, call 888-444-1207 or use the mySamHouston app to report outages. You can also sign up for account notifications by text or email about the status of your service on the App or on https://www.samhouston.net.

 New Round of Storms Hits Cooperative - May 16-17
 New Round of Storms Hits Cooperative - May 16-17
 New Round of Storms Hits Cooperative - May 16-17
 New Round of Storms Hits Cooperative - May 16-17
 New Round of Storms Hits Cooperative - May 16-17