Did you lose power?
High winds in the area could be contributing the outages.
AEP Texas is stepping up its preparations in possiblity of a winter storm across its service area and particularly in the central portion of its service territory.
Here's how Corpus Christi is preparing for the strong cold front bringing freezing temperatures and freezing rain to South Texas.
AEP Texas crews and added personnel have restored power to more than 81-percent of customers in the impacted areas of the Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Valley.
UPDATE: According to the AEP map, the power has been restored in the Kingsville area.
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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.