Power Outage in Rolla, MO

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City of Rolla, MO
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(573) 364-2195
Intercounty Electric
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Ameren Missouri
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Southern Public Power District
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(800) 579-3019
Crawford Electric
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(800) 677-2667
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Rolla Power Outages Caused by Weather


January 24, 2023 - Winter Storm

Precipitation started as rain during the afternoon of January 24th before changing over to snow during the late afternoon, with the snow then continuing into the morning of January 25th. Widespread snow amounts between 3 and around 6 inches fell across the county. A COOP observer report of a measured storm total of 6.2 inches of snow was received from Rolla, with a measured 4.8 inches reported from a CoCoRaHS observer 5 miles NNW of Lecoma. Roads became snow covered and slippery, with a one vehicle injury accident occurring on Interstate 44 westbound near mile marker 194 as a tractor trailer traveled off the right side of the road and overturned. Around 1500 power outages also occurred across the county due to the heavy snow. Some schools had early release on January 24th, with numerous schools closed on January 25th and January 26th.

August 4, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Extensive wind damage occurred to five homes, multiple power lines and poles, and trees. | A barn was also destroyed.

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May 19, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Wind damage reports were received between Lake Spring and Rolla along Highways O and 72. High winds downed trees and power lines and a home and a barn suffered minor roof and siding damage.

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May 19, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Wind damage reports were received between Lake Spring and Rolla along Highways O and 72. High winds downed trees and power lines and a home and a barn suffered minor roof and siding damage.

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May 27, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

High winds downed tree limbs damaging street lights and power lines causing power outages.

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June 8, 2022

As the upper level pattern shifted from southwest to northwest flow over the central U.S. and an upper level ridge expanded over the Plains, meso-scale convective systems (MCS) moved over the region during the overnight and early morning hours each day. The most impactful storms occurred during the early morning of the 8th, when storms produced damaging wind gusts from the Lake of the Ozarks region southward to near Interstate 44. Damage to trees, powerlines and roofs occurred, and two people were injured near Kaiser in Camden County when a tree fell on their RV. At least one inch of rain fell with each event.

August 18, 2003

Several trees and power lines were downed from thunderstorm wind gusts.

July 10, 2002

A squall line with estimated winds of 60 to 70 mph moved through portions of the Lake of the Ozarks producing damage from Gravois Mills, eastward to Eldon, then south across Sunrise Beach, Dixon and Salem. Numerous trees were uprooted along with power lines blown down. Near Rolla, a large tree fell on a car and destroyed it. No injuries were reported.

May 7, 2002

A squall line moved through west central and central Missouri during the early morning hours of May 7th. There were numerous reports of high winds in excess of 60 to 70 mph, including reports of power lines downed, trees uprooted, and tractor trailers blown off Interstate 44. The severe winds blew the roof off a mobile home near Wheatland, and another northeast of Warsaw. Billboard signs were also blown down along Interstate 44 near Rolla. A boat dock was destroyed west of Pittsburg on Pomme De Terre Lake.

February 25, 2001

A powerful late winter storm intensified as it moved across the central United States. The increased pressure gradient allowed winds to increase rapidly in a short period of time. Winds were sustained around 50 mph across portions of central and south central Missouri between midnight and 4 am. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down from the western Lake of the Ozarks, southeast across south central Missouri. The hardest hit area was near Belle, in the northeastern part of Maries county, where four barns were destroyed, plus damage occurred to numerous homes, and a storage building.


More Missouri utilities start rolling blackouts as demand for power skyrockets | KRCG

Some energy companies have begun implementing rolling power outages in response to overwhelming demand for power during record-setting low temperatures and wind chills. The Southwest Power Pool, a group of utilities across 14 states, called for rolling outages because the supply of reserve energy had been exhausted. Some utilities said they were starting blackouts, while others urged customers to reduce power usage.

Feb 15, 2021

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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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Rolla, Missouri

City Rolla
County Phelps
State Missouri (MO)
Country United States
Zip Codes 65401, 65402, 65409

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