Power Outage in San Benito, TX

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San Benito Power Outages Caused by Weather


April 7, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

The squall line that originally developed in Starr and Zapata County weakened a bit over western and central Hidalgo County, still producing wind gusts up to 53 mph. The central part of the line re-intensified over eastern Hidalgo County, and as it reached Cameron County began producing several reports of wind damage. Along a 10 mile stretch from near Santa Rosa to San Benito, the following damage reports were received:|*Power lines down on the southeast side of Santa Rosa (820 AM CST)|*Tree blocking a road in West Harlingen (830 AM CST)|*Tree down on car with damage to vehicle on Diaz St. in San Benito (830 AM CST). ||Reports were received from Public and Law Enforcement.

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May 18, 2010 - Thunderstorm Wind

Winds within and ahead of the squall line increased to severe levels as they swept across Cameron County. Racing from from west northwest to east southeast across the County, the winds, both measured and estimated at 60 mph, knocked down hundreds of different sized tree limbs and caused power outages from Santa Rosa through Harlingen and San Benito. The ASOS (KHRL) at the Valley International Airport recorded a 60 mph gusts, and the public estimated a 60 mph gust moments later in San Benito.

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September 19, 2002 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several power poles were downed by strong thunderstorm winds, resulting in loss of power for residents in San Benito.

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How do you know when a power outage is a local or statewide issue? AEP Texas and ERCOT described their methods.

Aug 5, 2022

Power outages reported over the weekend | KVEO-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation

MERCEDES, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Over 4,000 residents were reported without power across the RGV after outages, according to an outage map posted by AEP. AEP Texas reported that crews were addressing a power outage that has left 1,500 residents in the Mercedes area without power. The estimated restoration time is 1:30 p.m. but is possible […]

May 22, 2022

AEP reporting power outages due to Monday’s rainfall | KVEO-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Tuesday morning AEP Texas is reporting scattered outages across the Rio Grande Valley. According to a Facebook post heavy rains and strong winds on Monday night are impacting about 8,400 AEP customers. AEP reports the majority of outages are in the San Benito area. The company said they are working to […]

Apr 26, 2022

Laredo led AEP Texas in power outages Friday as winter freeze hit

Laredo was cited by AEP Texas as the city with its most power outages mid-day Friday.

Feb 5, 2022

Power companies brace for cold temperatures | KVEO-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation

SAN BENITO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Texans are bracing for near-freezing temperatures this week and following the number of power outages experienced in 2021, power companies said they have been preparing for months.  “We’re always keeping track of any weather updates and it’s no different this time around,” said Cleiri Quezada, Senior Communications and Public Relations […]

Feb 3, 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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San Benito, Texas

City San Benito
County Cameron
State Texas (TX)
Country United States
Zip Codes 78586

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