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Power now restored to most residential members

HOOKER, Okla. (July 4, 2014, 10 a.m. update) – As of 9 a.m. on July 4, about 140 TCEC meters remain off, most of them nonresidential. About 20 residences remain without power and the cooperative plans to restore power to those members as soon as possible.

“As of yesterday evening, roughly 500 poles have been identified as damaged due to Monday’s storm,” Zac Perkins, TCEC assistant general manager, said. “We’ve continued to discover damage to the system since our initial daylight assessment on Tuesday. Although we’ve been able to restore power to most members, we’ll be repairing damage for weeks to come. Crews from other cooperatives are still assisting TCEC today and work will likely continue over the weekend.”

The TCEC office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to best serve members as restoration efforts continue. 

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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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