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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is no longer being updated. HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – We are tracking severe weather that is moving through the Rio Grande Valley; this article is being updated as new information comes in. 8:00 AM UPDATE: Strong storms continue moving through Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties. Widespread rainfall estimates of 2-4? of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7:10 p.m. to reflect updated outage reports.
Editor's note: This story has been updated.
Editor’s Note: This story is no longer being updated. HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — We are keeping up with the power outages in the Rio Grande Valley. Brownsville PUB outages can be found here AEP outages can be found here. Magic Valley outages can be found here. The latest: 2/20 4:44 p.m. BPUB crews are still […]
The American Electric Power (AEP) has reported a power outage in McAllen.
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.
Power outages reported across the RGV associated with Tropical Storm Hanna | KVEO-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation
Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—American Electric Power (AEP) is reporting power outages across the city of McAllen. AEP Texas crews have started to respond to customer outrages associated with Tropical Storm Hanna, which is expected to make landfall within the AEP Texas service territory Saturday. AEP is reporting a total of 194,172 power outages. UPDATE: As of […]
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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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