OG&E Prepares For Power Outages Ahead Of Severe Weather

Tuesday, October 26th 2021, 10:13 pm
By: Feliz Romero

With severe weather comes a chance of power outages. OG&E said the storm two weeks ago left 23,000 customers without power.

Its crew members worked in 75 mph winds and they’re prepared to do it again.

“We have hundreds of crew members, both internal and external, and support staff available in case of power outages,” said Trisha Koelsch, OG&E spokeswoman.

Crew members will work throughout the night and into the morning Wednesday.

“We don’t know exactly what the weather will do and what outages it will case in what areas. As the outages happen, we will dispatch crews and support personnel,” she said.

If you lose power, you can call OG&E’s customer service line or report the outage online by logging onto your account.

“The estimated time of restoration relay is based on the number of outages that we have and the type of outrages we have. Obviously, it is harder to put up new lines that it is to go out and switch something back,” said Koelsch.

The company said the best thing is to stay weather aware and have a plan, especially if someone in your home uses a medical device that relies on power

“Have multiple locations lined up that you can go in case of emergency, consider a reliable back up power source like a generator, if possible,” Koelsch said.

OG&E said it's also a good idea to pack emergency kits for your family.