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How to Report Power Outage
Power outage in Farmersville, Texas? Contact your local utility company.
Hot temperatures across Texas are stressing the power infrastructure. But if your home loses electricity this summer, it’s not necessarily because of the state grid.
State energy authorities quickly pushed back Wednesday after officials in a Collin County said they would be instituting rolling power outages in the evening....
The February winter storm took out transformers and trees which, in turn, took down power lines.
Depending on where you live or work in the area, the winter weather might have hit you differently than in other parts.
In February, the winter storm hit North Texas so hard that snow covered the ground and the power in our house went out. Our family gathered in the living
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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.