Power Outage in Wharton, TX

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CenterPoint Energy
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Wharton County Elec Coop, Inc
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(979) 543-6271
AEP Texas
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Jackson Electric Coop, Inc, TX
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(361) 771-4400

Wharton Power Outages Caused by Weather


May 12, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous branches, trees and power lines down scattered over large area, mainly north of 59. Fourteen thousand homes were left without power.

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June 19, 2008 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed tree limbs and power lines throughout the city of Wharton. Several streets and highways, including U.S. 59 southbound at the Colorado bridge, were blocked.

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October 16, 2006 - Thunderstorm Wind

Strong wind gusts knocked down two power lines.

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March 19, 2005 - Thunderstorm Wind

Local newspaper reported a light pole and a couple of power lines downed.

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August 11, 2004 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines down.

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Michigan Utilities Focus on Grid Resilience to Prevent Outages

More than 300,000 DTE and Consumers Energy customers across the state lost power during August as the grid failed to keep up with a growing demand. To prevent future shutdowns, utilities will need to increase their reliability.

Sep 27, 2022

Sussex County and Morris County power outage after I-80 accident

80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.

Aug 9, 2022

Energy providers describe differences between local outages and grid failures | News | victoriaadvocate.com

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

Aug 5, 2022

America’s Power Grid Is Increasingly Unreliable - WSJ Powered by Dow Jones

Behind a rising number of outages are new stresses on the system caused by aging power lines, a changing climate and a power-plant fleet rapidly going green

Feb 18, 2022

Timeline: Inside the 2021 winter storm, power crisis facebook twitter instagram rss

In February 2021, as Texas faced record-low temperatures, ERCOT, the state’s electric grid operator, lost control of the power supply, leaving millions of Texans in the dark for days.

Feb 15, 2022

Winter storm knocks out power for thousands and threatens roadways across state | KERA News

Thousands of utility customers lost power Thursday and the Texas Department of Transportation reported icy or snowy conditions throughout the state.

Feb 3, 2022

Power outages reported throughout Houston area due to severe weather facebook twitter instagram rss

Multiple power outages are reported throughout the Houston area due to severe thunderstorms.

Jan 31, 2022

Amazon building large solar projects in Wharton, Matagorda counties

The projects are among 18 new utility-scale wind and solar projects Amazon plans to build...

Dec 21, 2021

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After this last storm and being told it may be more than a week for everyone to get their power back, it's time for Wharton to get with the 21st Century.... I love this town, however; knowing there is a way to avoid these terrible outages with doing away with an antiquated above ground system and the town just trudges along knowing full well we will get hit again just is not right... put our taxes to work with something all Wharton residents will truly appreciate... apply for federal funding, do something, there has to be a way to upgrade this old system...we are seniors and cannot deal with the heat . We have no choice but to spend the next 2 or 3 days at a hotel or motel. Something, at our age and financial situation can I'll afford but have no choice... Thanks for listening..

C.Dominguez | August 05, 2020  

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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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Wharton, Texas

City Wharton
County Wharton
State Texas (TX)
Country United States
Zip Codes 77488

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