Crews worked through the night and continue working. Heavy rain in the area is further complicating efforts and making it difficult to reach locations. Last nights rain and lightning caused additional outages in Frio County; Dilley crews are handling these. Additional staff has been brought in from our Rio Grande City office, in addition to staff from Bruni and Laredo that have been here since Thursday, to help Medina County members. About 3% of members in Medina Co. remain off.
Restoration Estimates: Please note - these are only estimates. With the current weather and rainfall predictions for this afternoon, these numbers and predictions could change.
- Castroville, Bader, Rio Medina and Dunlay – 100 meters remain out. There are areas in Cattleman's Crossing where we have poles and lines down that we are unlikely to be able to access today because they are so wet; crews are trying, but there is a chance that some of these locations will be off through tomorrow with the continued rain; we should know more later this afternoon. There are other individual locations that need repair.
- D’Hanis - 30 meters remain out. A portion of those is in an area where we are having difficulty getting a truck; this morning we are using additional equipment to try to reach the area where there is damage and make repairs.
- Natalia – There are 3 meters off.
- Hondo – There are still about 225 meters off in the area. 25 meters are in the area of CR 531 without power due to losing poles in the area during the storm. We are working to pull trucks in to make repairs; the rain has made this area very difficult to access.
We have made significant progress but it will take time to restore power to the remaining meters. We will have more specifics in our noon update.
- Report any new outages on SmartHub or by calling 1-866-632-3532.
- Do not approach downed power lines or poles. They could still be energized and are dangerous.
- Do not drive through flood waters. Turn around, don't drown!
- Unplug appliances and devices to prevent power surges to them.
- Keep refrigerators and freezers closed to help maintain the temperature.