AEP Texas: More than 6,000 people without power in Port Lavaca

Crews are on the scene and restoration is in progress

PORT LAVACA, Texas- AEP Texas has confirmed a power outage in Port Lavaca affecting approximately 6,300 customers.

“The outage in Port Lavaca is a Transmission outage currently affecting approximately 6,300 customers. Crews are on the scene and restoration is in progress. A cause is unknown at this time,” said an AEP Texas spokesperson.

AEP Texas crews started responding to power outages on Saturday, July 25th when Hurricane Hanna made landfall. Additional crews and resources were deployed to the Coastal Bend region to assist with post-storm outage restoration.

When Hurrican Hanna arrived on Saturday approximately 12,100 customers were without power in the Coastal Bend area due to high winds and severe weather in the area.

 

In the event of a power outage in your area:

  • Customers should call the AEP Customer Solutions Center only to report downed power lines or safety hazards.
  • Call (866) 223-8508 to report a fallen power line or utility pole.

 

Safety

  • All AEP Texas crews and mutual assistance personnel traveling to the area to assist in restoration are following strict COVID-19 safety guidelines, which include wearing a mask and practicing physical and social distancing.
  • Customers should not approach crews for any reason, especially due to enhanced COVID-19 safety guidelines.
  • All power lines should be considered energized and dangerous. Do not touch anything in contact with the line, such as trees, fences or standing water. Please keep children and pets inside during and after the storm.


Additional Tips in the Event of an Outage

  • Unplug major appliances and electronic equipment like televisions, VCRs and computers and turn them on one at a time when power is restored.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep cold air inside.
  • Residents can track progress on the restoration effort by visiting the outage area at www.aeptexas.com. There is a real-time map featuring the most current available information

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