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Message from CEO Zac Perkins regarding significant weather event this weekend

Current weather forecasts predict a 70-90 percent chance of snow and freezing precipitation for Friday through Sunday. While I hope it’s just rain or snow, we could receive some icing. As we know from past experience, ice can be destructive and can lead to extended outages. At TCEC, we will be standing by with all hands on deck. We’ll prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.

Please have your storm preparation plan ready to go now. Have flashlights with fresh batteries, fresh water in jugs or containers. Have canned food and a battery operated radio. If you have a generator that you hook up during a storm, test it now and have adequate fuel and oil. If you have a generator that automatically comes on during an outage, make sure you have enough propane. Also, conserve generator fuel by turning down the temperature on your hot water heater and home heater during an extended outage. Make sure the generator's exhaust is not getting into your home or garage.

Of course, if you see downed lines, please stay clear of the line. Always assume the line is energized. Drive with care as there could be downed poles and cross arms in the road.

You can report an outage to TCEC by calling 580.652.2418 or using our SmartHub app. Please contact us today if you want assistance with setting up SmartHub.

Again, preparation is so important with a serious weather event. TCEC will be ready to respond, if needed. As in the past, we’ll all work together to get through anything that comes our way. Stay safe.

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