Crews have worked since early morning to restore power across our southern territory. This morning we reported 740 meters out in Starr, Webb, Brooks, Zapata and Jim Hogg counties, and at the height of the storm we had over 1000 meters out. As of 5 p.m. there are 279 meters still without power. Most of the outages are due to lighting impacting our system causing damage to equipment or trees in lines. The excessive rain has also made it difficult to enter properties adding to restoration time.
If you are still without power at 10 p.m., your power will not be restored until tomorrow (5/20) morning when it is safe for crews to report to the outages.
You can track the numbers and progress on our outage map.
Medina EC continues to monitor scattered and severe thunderstorms expected to impact at least parts of our 17 county service area through the end of this week.
- Be sure your outage is reported through SmartHub or 1-866-MEC-ELEC.
- Stay safe.
- Do not approach downed power lines. Even if you do not have power, these lines can still have electricity running through them.
- Outage restoration follows a process, where power is restored to larger groups of members and then crews work down to individual locations.
- Do not drive through high water. Turn around, don't drown.