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AEP Texas urges customers to make necessary medical arrangements as Beta approaches

Posted at 2:11 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 15:11:01-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — AEP Texas wants customers to make necessary medical arrangements as Beta approaches.

Beta is predicted to make landfall Monday night near Port O’Connor and bring heavy rains and possible flooding to coastal areas.

AEP Texas Safety reminders:

  • 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. Report downed power lines by calling (866) 223-8508.
  • All AEP Texas crews 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.

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. If an outage occurs, please switch your air conditioning unit to off.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep cold air inside.
  • If you use a portable or RV generator, follow the manufacturers' instructions. Always locate the portable generator outside the home away from open windows.

To view the outage map or for more information click here.