Power Outage in Hereford, TX

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Deaf Smith Electric Coop, Inc
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Hereford Power Outages Caused by Weather


May 28, 2022 - Wildfire

The 147 Fire started from power lines at CR 29 in Deaf Smith and quickly hit Bridwell Ranch in Oldham and headed towards I-40. There was one home saved, but 3 other structures were lost. Approximately 3717 acres were burned.

May 1, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

It was reported that there were several snapped power poles along FM 1063.

Milo Center - Milo Center
December 10, 2021 - Wildfire

The Allison wildfire began just east of County Road E and just north of Farm to Market Road 26. The wildfire consumed approximately 400 acres and was caused by downed power lines.

October 26, 2020 - Winter Storm

A combination sleet and freezing rain led to light ice accumulations which caused hazardous driving conditions the morning of Monday, October 26th. Isolated sleet accumulaitons just under 1/2 inch occurred in a narrow band across the county. Additional sleet accumulations upwards of half an inch along with light freezing rain accumulations occurred on the morning of the 27th. Another freezing rain episode during the evening of the 27th lead to 0.25 to 0.30 inches of ice accumulation mainly in the far eastern zones of the county. This lead to broken tree limbs and power poles leading to power outages. One more round of winter weather dropped three to eight inches of snow on the evening of the 28th. The higher snow amounts of around 8 inches were mainly in the north central portion of the county.

June 22, 2020 - Tornado

A brief tornado touched down in a rural area northwest of Dawn. No damage was reported. The tornado was rated EF0 due to the lack of damage to a power line that was crossed.

Milo Center - Milo Center


June 17, 2010

A tight pressure gradient during the evening hours caused strong non-thunderstorm wind gusts across the southwest and south central Texas Panhandle. These winds did cause some damage...however no injuries were reported.||At 2004 CST...a non-thunderstorm wind gust of fifty knots was measured by the broadcast media three miles northwest of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.||At 2200 CST...non-thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at fifty-six knots knocked down trees and power poles in and around Hereford Texas. Also...a vehicle was damaged by a fallen tree.||At 2205 CST...non-thunderstorm wind gusts of fifty-four knots was measured by the AWOS station located five miles east northeast of Hereford Texas.||At 2205 CST...non-thunderstorm wind gusts of fifty knots were measured at the West Texas Mesonet station located two miles west northwest of Hereford Texas.||At 2250 CST...a trained spotter estimated fifty-two knot non-thunderstorm wind gusts in Canyon Texas which downed six inch diameter tree limbs around the city.||At 2250 CST...the broadcast media reported a roof which was blown off of a barn on Cemetery Road halfway between Interstate 27 and U.S. Highway 87 approximately four miles southeast of Canyon Texas by non-thunderstorm wind gusts which were estimated to be fifty-six knots.||At 2313 CST...the broadcast media reported forty-two foot horse stalls had blown off a property about fifteen miles southeast of Amarillo Texas by non-thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at fifty-six knots.


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Nov 9, 2022

Rescues, power outages, road closures reported in Cochise Co.

Hundreds of people are left in the dark after severe weather passed through Cochise County Wednesday night.

Aug 4, 2022

More than 3,000 Xcel customers without power around Texas Panhandle | KVII

Thousands of Xcel customers across the High Plains are without power Tuesday night as storms and high winds continue to whip through the area. According to the Xcel Energy outage map, 2,757 of those customers are in Hereford, where crews are assessing the damage as of 6:16 p. m. Brought to you by Xcel Energy. Amarillo also has one of the larger outages, with 39 separate reports impacting 537 customers as of 7:25 p. m. , according to the map.

May 10, 2022

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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.

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Hereford, Texas

City Hereford
County Deaf Smith
State Texas (TX)
Country United States
Zip Codes 79045

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