Power outages reported in East Texas in aftermath of Laura

Power outages reported in East Texas in aftermath of Laura
(Source: Gray News Media)

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Hurricane Laura made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm near Cameron, LA early Thursday morning.

Power outages remain an issue in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Here are the latest numbers.

Power Outages:

Deep East Texas Electric

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is currently reporting 21,971 outages:

Jasper County: 1,603

Nacogdoches County: 1,207

Newton County: 1,798

Panola County: 726

Sabine County: 6,496

San Augustine County: 3,990

Shelby County: 6,130

  • The majority of Nacogdoches, Panola, San Augustine and Shelby County (with the exception of the Huxley and Hurstown area) should be restored within 3-5 days.
  • Sabine, Newton and Jasper County (with the exception of those around Toledo Bend Lake) and those remaining in Shelby County (Huxley and Hurstown) should be restored within 7-10 days.
  • Members around Toledo Bend Lake should be restored within 2 weeks.

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative

Tyler County: 2,008

Polk County: 167

SWEPCO said 8,100 customers in Texas are currently without power.

“We have 2,500 workers coming to help more than 300 SWEPCO employees restore power. All external crews are assigned to help our customers in Louisiana,” said Drew Seidel, SWEPCO vice president of Distribution Region Operations. “Our Texas-based crews are restoring power to customers in Center, Carthage and other areas in the state hit hard by the storm. Once they complete their work in Texas, they’ll begin working in Louisiana.”

Cass County: 304

Gregg County: 2,980

Harrison County: 1,333

Panola County: 1,491

Rusk County: 5

Shelby County: 2,988

Upshur County: 648

Wood County: 6

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