Power Outage in Portland, TX

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Portland Power Outages Caused by Weather


September 28, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power poles were snapped and a semi truck was blown over on Highway 77 between Sinton and Odem.

Sinton Arpt - Odem
December 7, 2017 - Heavy Snow

Snow accumulations of 3 to 4 inches occurred across San Patricio County. Snowfall caused power outages in Aransas Pass.

August 25, 2017 - Hurricane

The worst damage was confined to the eastern half of the county. Almost 8700 homes were affected by the hurricane. There were 155 homes destroyed, 425 homes with major damage, and slightly more than 3300 homes with minor damage. There were 72 businesses with major damage. The hardest hit areas were Aransas Pass and Ingleside where major damage occurred. Widespread roof damage and tree damage occurred in this area. Numerous large power poles were blown down across the eastern half of the county. The water tower in Aransas Pass was destroyed. Roof damage led to extensive interior damage to the Care Regional Medical Center in Aransas Pass. Power outage was widespread with some areas without power for over a week. There was widespread minor roof damage and fences blown down in Portland along with a few trees blown down. Minor roof damage occurred in Taft and a car wash was destroyed. A couple of grain silos at the Midway Gin near Taft were toppled over. Crop damage to cotton stored in modules occurred in the eastern part of the county. The peak wind recorded was in Aransas Pass with sustained wind speed of 100 mph with gusts to 135 mph at Conn Brown Harbor.

May 23, 2017 - Thunderstorm Wind

NWS Storm Survey team concluded the straight line winds continued out of Bee County into San Patricio County. The wind damage occurred along a line from 2 miles north of St. Paul to north of Sinton to 3 miles east of Taft. Wind speeds were estimated to be between 60 and 70 mph. Intermittent damage to trees and crops occurred along this line along with power lines blown down.

St Paul - Taft
September 2, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

Wind blew down two power poles, damaged a fence, and blew over a semi-trailer on Highway 77 south of Odem.

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September 28, 2021

A severe thunderstorm was nearly stationary for an hour near the community of Odem. Quarter sized hail occurred in Odem while power poles were blown down between Odem and Sinton.

September 2, 2016

A thunderstorm produced a wet microburst south of Odem during the afternoon. The thunderstorm downburst caused damage to a fence, blew down two power poles, and a truck was blown over on Highway 77.


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Neighbor’s power came back. My power came back for a split second then went out again after a big bang!

Brien | February 15, 2021  

Neighbor’s power came back. My power came back for a split second then went out again after a big bang!

Brien | February 15, 2021  

Neighbors have lost power, Heard a BIG BANG!

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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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Portland, Texas

City Portland
County San Patricio
State Texas (TX)
Country United States
Zip Codes 78374

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