Power Outage in Rice, TX

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Navarro County Electric Cooperative
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United Cooperative Services
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Midwest Energy, Inc.
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Rice Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 12, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

Emergency management reported power poles down and minor roof damage in the towns of Rice and Frost.

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July 21, 2009 - Thunderstorm Wind

Traffic signals were wrapped around each other and in power lines at the intersection of Hwy. 69 and Hwy. 346 just south of Tyler. Lots of trees were downed in the roadways as well.

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May 3, 2002 - Thunderstorm Wind

Roof damage to the high school, several trees blown down, and numerous power lines were blown down.

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Greg Abbott, Beto O’Rourke both ask: Who’s more terrible for Texas? TDMN TDMN

If Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wins, Republicans continue their statewide dominance. If Democrat Beto O’Rourke pulls off a stunner and the Legislature remains...

Nov 6, 2022

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San Antonio police say it appears a driver who was killed in a crash early Wednesday morning had been speeding.

Oct 19, 2022

Rice project tells story of Gulf Coast native prairie, an endangered ecosystem lost to Texas growth

Maggie Tsang, an assistant professor in the architecture school at Rice University, and her business partner, Isaac Stein, have launched Prairie Plots, a grid of 16, 20-by-20-foot plots filled with nine native plants.

Sep 26, 2022

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Power was restored to Barbara Jordan Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before 8 a.m. Wednesday after travelers were left in the dark for two to three hours that morning.

Sep 7, 2022

An Austin woman died from hypothermia during the blackout. Four months later, her husband died, too. | KUT Radio, Austin's NPR Station

Manjula Shah is included in the state’s official death count. Manjula's family says her husband of nearly 60 years should be, too. Researchers say there are many Texans missing from the official tally.

Aug 4, 2022

As Texans are asked to cut energy use amidst a heat wave, solar and batteries step up – pv magazine USA

The Texas grid is having energy supply issues as heat waves cause energy demand to spike. Rooftop solar and energy storage offer relief for homeowners and the grid at large.

Jul 28, 2022

Solar Power Is Bailing Texas Out This Summer – Texas Monthly

Enjoying that AC? Thank the mighty power of the sun and the renewable energy source keeping the grid afloat.

Jul 12, 2022

ERCOT's calls to conserve power might become common during summer heat

If record-setting heat continues in Texas through the summer, the strain on the state's power grid is likely to continue, experts say.

Jul 11, 2022

Brisket & Rice barbecue brings Center Texas-style BBQ to Houston

Conceived by brothers Phong and Hong Tran, it is another classic story of backyard cooks making the leap to commercial barbecue. 

Jun 16, 2022

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Power off and on since sometime after midnight. Have a generator that runs when power is off.

Entrekin | January 13, 2019  

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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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Rice, Texas

City Rice
County Ellis
State Texas (TX)
Country United States
Zip Codes 75155

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