Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—American Electric Power (AEP) is reporting power outages across the city of McAllen.
AEP Texas crews have started to respond to customer outrages associated with Tropical Storm Hanna, which is expected to make landfall within the AEP Texas service territory Saturday.
AEP is reporting a total of 194,172 power outages.
UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. AEP is reporting approximately 113,000 outages in Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, and Laredo.
The largest Valley outages are located at:
- Pharr – 18,000
- McAllen – 8,800
- Mission – 12,300
- San Bentio – 13,700
- Weslaco – 12,800
- Edinburg -11,200
Call (866) 223-8508 to report a fallen power line or utility pole.
Magic Valley has 79,000 customers without power. MVEC crews must wait for conditions to subside before going out to assess damages and begin repairs in many areas of the Valley.
UPDATE: As of 5:30 p.m. Magic Valley is reporting 45,000 outages. The peak was 84,525. They are asking members to be prepared for prolonged outages that could last for several days.
Brownsville PUB crews are working on a power outage impacting approximately 1800 customers in South Brownsville.
Update: As of 6:00 p.m. BPUB is announcing that service has been restored to all customers. The largest outage impacted 3,600 customers.
In a statement the BPUB General Manager and CEO John S. Bruciak said this, “I am extremely proud of the way our team came together to face Hurricane Hanna. Our crews and Energy Control personnel stayed focused throughout the night on responding to our customer’s needs. We know that there is more rain to come, so we will continue to keep an eye on the situation and will safely deal with any problems that might come up.”
Call the Center at (866) 225-5683 only to report downed power lines or safety hazards.