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  • 5/23/2017
    By 11:15 Monday night, AEP Texas crews had restored power to all but 300 Laredo residents of the 13,000 left without service as a result of Sunday's thunderstorm.
  • 5/22/2017
    As of 3 p.m. on Monday, approximately 5,500 Laredo residents remained without power in the aftermath of Sunday's thunderstorm, which left 13,000 customers without power during the storm's peak at 5 p.m. that day. AEP Texas crews anticipate restoring power to all but about 1,000 residents by 9 p.m. Monday night.
  • 5/22/2017
    As of 5 a.m. on Monday, AEP Texas crews had reduced the number of customers without power in Laredo to approximately 7,400 as compared with the approximately 13,000 left without power when the thunderstorm swept through the area around 5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • 5/21/2017
    AEP Texas has received confirmation that a young adult male was killed in Laredo when he came into contact with enegized electrical equipment downed by the storm that swept through the area late this afternoon.
  • 4/13/2017
    AEP Texas has restored power to all residents affected by thunderstorms and heavy winds that moved through the Corpus Christi area around 7:30 Tuesday evening leaving approximately 7,400 customers without power.
  • 4/12/2017
    AEP Texas crews remain working to restore power to small pockets of customers in the Corpus Christi area after severe weather Tuesday night left more than 7,400 customers without power.
  • 4/12/2017
    AEP Texas crews worked throughout the night to restore power to customers in the Corpus Christi area after a strong line of thunder storms and extremely heavy winds left more than 7,400 customers without power just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
  • 2/20/2017
    As of 2:30 p.m. today the number of Laredo area residents still without power totaled approximately 415. This number compares with the approximately 21,600 customers at one point following the storm that rolled through the Laredo area around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night. By midnight, that number had been reduced to 14,640. As of 8:30 a.m. this morning, the number of customers without power had decreased to approximately 2,700.
    AEP Texas will continue to restore power to the customers still without power. Restoration of service to customers in some parts of Laredo could take until 11:30 p.m. this evening. The reason is that many of the outages, particularly in the Del Mar and other areas involve downed power lines in areas where bucket trucks do not have access. This means that crews have to resort to climbing poles in order to make repairs. There also has been an extensive amount of tree limbs and branches that have to be removed as a result of the storm.
    Restoration of service to customers outside of Laredo is anticipated to be complete by around 4:30 p.m., if not sooner.
    Customers can monitor progress on the AEP Texas outage map at http://outagemap.aeptexas.com.s3.amazonaws.com/external/default.html. Customers also can sign up for outage alerts to receive updates on outages.
  • 2/20/2017
    AEP Texas crews continue efforts to restore electric service in the aftermath of the storm that rolled through the Laredo area around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night. At one point, approximately 21,600 customers lost power. By midnight, that number had been reduced to 14,640. As of 8:30 a.m. this morning, the number of customers without power had decreased to approximately 2,700.
    AEP Texas estimates that electric service will be restored to most of those customers still without power by this afternoon, if not sooner. In some cases, utility poles and power lines knocked down by high winds will have to be repaired or replaced. In other cases, many circuit breakers tripped by extensive lightening will have to be reset.
    AEP Texas will post more information regarding the restoration effort as it becomes known. In the meantime, customers can monitor progress on the AEP Texas outage map at http://outagemap.aeptexas.com.s3.amazonaws.com/external/default.html. Customers also can sign up for outage alerts to receive updates on outages.
  • 1/24/2017
    AEP Texas has selected the City of San Benito as the site of its new service center that will serve the east end of the company's Rio Grande Valley District.
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