May 24 Tornado Damage - Update #4

Update #4 - 4:30 p.m. - May 26, 2011

WFEC crews continue to rebuilt transmission lines and structures following the May 24 tornado. Service has been restored to all affected substations, with the exception of the Cana substation that was completely destroyed. The Cana substation serves the Devon Energy Cana gas plant, located west of El Reno (near the Calumet exit on I-40). This site is located in the service territory of Caddo Electric Cooperative.

Distribution cooperatives, served by WFEC, who were affected by the storm moving throughout the state, include:

Caddo Electric Cooperative, Binger:  175 poles destroyed; 10 residential outages remaining today, total of 79 meters out; all residential customers should be on by late today; remaining by Friday evening.

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Seminole:  2 poles destroyed; peak outages at 300. Power has been restored to all consumer-members that can safely receive electricity.

Cimarron Electric Cooperative, Kingfisher:  450+ poles destroyed; approximately 450 meters without power, 375 residential of that total. Most residential to be restored by Friday. Alfalfa EC and Harmon EA crews assisting.

East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Okmulgee:  4 poles destroyed; peak outages 3,540. Power has been restored to all consumers who can safely receive electric service.

Kiamichi Electric Cooperative, Wilburton:  32 poles destroyed; 1 outage remaining.

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Norman:  210 poles destroyed; 203 outages remain; peak outages - 15,060. All power should be restored to those who can safely receive it by end of day Friday. Most of the remaining outages at OEC are in the Blanchard to Newcastle and Washington to Goldsby areas.  (Kiwash Electric Cooperative and Northwestern Electric Cooperative are assisting OEC, along with contract crews and ROW crews from Asplundh.)

People's Electric Cooperative, Ada:  8 poles destroyed; peak outages at 1,600 around 10:00 PM Tuesday night. All power has been restored to those who can safely receive it.

Red River Valley REA, Marietta:  14 poles destroyed; Power was restored to all consumers in the Ringling and Mannsville areas by 7:00 PM Wednesday night.

Rural Electric Cooperative, Lindsay:  100 poles destroyed; 13 outages remaining.

Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.