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AEP continues to restore power Monday morning

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 10:23:16-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Many residents across Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend could see their power restored.

AEP Texas says they have made significant progress on Sunday restoring electricity to customers left without power after Hurricane Hanna made landfall as a Category 1 storm Saturday.

They added work crews have restored electricity to more than 67 percent of all affected customers.

As of 6 a.m. Monday, 65,400 customers were without power in the Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Rio Grande Valley Districts. This number is down from a peak of 200,000 early Sunday morning.

Approximately 2,350 resources are being dedicated to the restoration effort in the impacted areas; 1,300 of those resources have traveled from neighboring utilities in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Severe flooding and high waters in some areas limit access to substations and other equipment.

All AEP Texas crews and mutual assistance personnel traveling to the impacted areas to assist in restoration are following strict COVID-19 safety guidelines, which include wearing a mask and practicing physical and social distancing. We ask that customers not approach crews for any reason as they are working on the restoration of service, especially due to enhanced COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The following are outage numbers for the area cities as of Monday, July 27, 6 a.m.:

Corpus Christi: 5,350

Aransas Pass: 560

Falfurrias: 470

Edinburg: 9,900

Harlingen: 2,750

McAllen: 4,450

Mission: 11,700

Pharr: 5,200

Rio Grande City: 5,400

San Benito: 9,500

Weslaco: 9,500