Power Outage in Weslaco, TX

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Weslaco Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 20, 2015 - Lightning

At least five homes were struck by lightning and burned in spots in the McAllen Metro and Weslaco areas, some with considerable damage. Numerous lightning strikes were reported throughout Hidalgo County, resulting in utility pole and tree fires, and more than 30,000 residents without power at the peak of the storms.

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April 24, 2015 - Thunderstorm Wind

Microburst winds of 70 to 80 mph caused a large swath of damage across the Weslaco area. A newly constructed metal building had awning lifted, which helped tear off the front wall, the garage door was also blown in. Numerous softwood trees were blown down, some of which landed on homes, there were also numerous broken tree branches, power poles and lines were down as well. The winds rolled a poorly constructed and poorly anchored mobile home. Shingles were removed from the southwest side of one home and a wooden fence was blown down. One highway sign was reported to have been blown out of the ground along Highway 83. A metal pergola was destroyed on the southwest side of Weslaco.

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May 18, 2010 - Thunderstorm Wind

The Hidalgo County Emergency Manager reported strong winds occurred during a thunderstorm which knocked down some power lines in Weslaco. A funnel cloud was reported by the emergency manager approximately two miles west of Weslaco as the thunderstorm moved through the area. Peak winds of 43 mph were reported at the Mid Valley Airport, 2 miles east of Weslaco, estimated at around 812 AM CST.

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Strong storms moving through RGV | KVEO-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is no longer being updated.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 […]

May 23, 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

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

Power outages reported throughout the RGV

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7:10 p.m. to reflect updated outage reports.

May 15, 2021

AEP Texas begins controlled power outages, to continue over next 24 hours

Editor's note: This story has been updated.

Feb 15, 2021

Power outages across the Rio Grande Valley | KVEO-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation

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 […]

Feb 14, 2021

Power outage happening in McAllen impacts 2,100 customers on Monday

The American Electric Power (AEP) has reported a power outage in McAllen. 

Nov 16, 2020

About 600 residents in the Coastal Bend still without power | kiiitv.com

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.

Jul 25, 2020

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 […]

Jul 25, 2020

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Ranchero Village located in Weslaco, a 55+ community has been without electricity since 11:43 PM, Sunday night. Look at AEP map of outages, it’s not even listed. AEP tweeted it doesn’t look like we will get some power until some time Wednesday.

John | February 16, 2021  

Heyyy how are you all holding up without power??? I'm taking hard cus I am worried for my 5mth old baby and 3 other children I got here. May the Lord help us all get out power back asap

Marivel | February 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);
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  • 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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Weslaco, Texas

City Weslaco
County Hidalgo
State Texas (TX)
Country United States
Zip Codes 78596, 78599

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