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Midday Power Outage Update

HOOKER, Okla. (July 1, 2014) – 1 p.m. update: Power has been restored to approximately 5,700 meters since the early morning hours of July 1. More than 3,300 meters remain off pending the replacement and repair of nearly 200 poles damaged by the storm.

Crews from Alfalfa Electric Cooperative, Cimarron Electric Cooperative, Kay Electric Cooperative, Northfork Electric Cooperative, and Oklahoma Electric Cooperative are headed to the Panhandle to assist with power restoration.

“Our ability to recover and rebuild from this storm is greatly enhanced with the help from our fellow cooperatives,” said Zac Perkins, assistant general manager. “We are thankful for member support and understanding during this recovery period.”

Members are urged to report outages if they have not already by calling the office at 580-652-2418 or using the mobile application for smartphones, TCEC Mobile. Members should consider any downed line energized and dangerous and to report any downed lines to the cooperative.

Follow the cooperative’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/tricountyelectric, or Twitter page www.twitter.com/TriCountyEC for updates and photos.

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Headquartered in Hooker, Okla., Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed to delivering safe, reliable, affordable electric service. The utility serves approximately 23,000 member accounts in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, and the northern border of the Texas Panhandle. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit www.tcec.coop.

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