Power Restored to 24,000 Sam Houston EC Members
LIVINGSTON, April 28, 2015 – At 4 a.m. on April 27, a severe storm with heavy lightning and powerful winds caused significant damage and left 30,000 Sam Houston Electric Cooperative members without service. The large storm caused power outages from central Texas to Louisiana.
“If you see crews working, please do not approach the trucks,” chief communications officer Keith Stapleton said. “Our line technicians and contractors have dangerous jobs, and we want our members to stay a safe distance away for their personal protection. If you have any questions, please call the Cooperative at 800-458-0381 or our outage hotline at 888-444-1207.”
“We appreciate our members’ patience, and we are thankful for the dedicated employees who work tirelessly so power is restored to our members,” Stapleton said. “We understand that living without electricity is uncomfortable, and Sam Houston Electric Cooperative is working to restore power to all members as quickly as possible.”
Restoration updates can be found at www.samhouston.net and on the Cooperative’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SamHoustonEC.