May 24 Tornado Damage - Update #5

WFEC Update #5 - 10:15 a.m. Friday, May 27
Crews are continuing to repair and replace downed and damaged power lines. A total of 78 high-voltage transmission structures have been damaged/destroyed. Service has been restored to all substations affected by the May 24 storm, except for the Cana substation that was completely destroyed. WFEC management has indicated that the Cana substation could be restored to service in approximately 30 days, but Devon Energy officials have told WFEC that their gas processing facility may not be repaired and be ready to be restored to service until Sept. 1.

WFEC member cooperatives still experiencing problems include: 

Cimarron Electric Cooperative, Kingfisher:  450+ poles destroyed; approximately 300 meters without power, 240 residential of that total. Most residential to be restored by Sunday. Cimarron has had 5 housing additions with more than 200 homes destroyed in their service area, including the Calumet, El Reno, Cashion and Guthrie areas, and the Canton Lake area.  Alfalfa EC, Harmon EA and Kay EC crews are assisting Cimarron and contract crews with repairs.

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Norman:  250 poles destroyed; 163 total outages remain; 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.)