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Power outage in Bynum, Texas? Contact your local utility company.
Power restored to most customers in parts of Lee County | KXAN Austin Open Navigation Close Navigation
Bluebonnet Electric said 260 customers lost power in an area north of Giddings in Lee County early Thursday morning after Wednesday's cold front blew through the area. The company said power should be restored by 5 a.m.
Judge Franklin Bynum argues that his actions in court do not merit the same fate given to very few in the Texas judicial system.
As Austin breaks heat records, one group prepares for the worst | KXAN Austin Open Navigation Close Navigation
Monday's high of 109? made the top-10 list for hottest days ever, coming in at No. 8.
On Sunday evening, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas announced it would be asking Texans to voluntarily conserve energy on Monday during peak usage hours, between 2 and 8 p.m.
Pollen causes power outage in east Austin, company said | KXAN Austin Open Navigation Close Navigation
About 2,000 Austin Energy customers in east Austin lost power Monday morning.
POWER OUTAGES: Tornadoes, severe weather shuts off power in Central Texas | KXAN Austin Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Details Close Details
People should be careful around downed power lines as they may still be live. An ERCOT spokesperson also told KXAN there is likely damage to gas meters and lines as well as a result of this storm. If you smell gas, leave immediately and call 911.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.