2 HOUR OUTAGE AREAS | Houston County Electric Cooperative (2024)

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5:00 PM, TUESDAY, JULY 10:

We have 842 without power. Damage is scattered and caused by high wind gusts from Hurricane Beryl.

Anderson 73

Angelina 46

Cherokee 1

Houston 278

Leon 166

Madison 20

Trinity 258

We have crews working across all parts of the system to restore service.

The east part of our system between Pennington and Apple Springs has the most damage, followed by the Buffalo and Weches areas.

We anticipate most will be restored by Wednesday evening, July 10th, but there may be a few scattered outages through Thursday.

We encourage anyone who needs electricity for life-sustaining medical equipment to make alternate arrangements. Check with county emergency management officials for cooling stations.

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12:30 PM, TUESDAY JULY 9:

We have 1710 without power. Damage is scattered and caused by high wind gusts from Hurricane Beryl.

We have crews working across all parts of the system to restore service.

The east part of our system between Pennington and Apple Springs has the most damage, followed by the Buffalo area in the west part of the system.

We anticipate most will be restored by Wednesday evening, July 10th, but there may be a few scattered outages through Thursday.

We encourage anyone who needs electricity for life-sustaining medical equipment to make alternate arrangements. Check with county emergency management officials for cooling stations.

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8:00 AM, TUESDAY JULY 9:

We have 3352 without power. Damage is scattered and caused by high wind gusts from Hurricane Beryl.

Anderson 238

Angelina 42

Cherokee 2

Freestone 0

Houston 1011

Leon 584

Madison 76

Trinity 1403

Walker 3

Crews are working in the following areas:

  • Nogalus/Apple Springs/Groveton – We have completed some repairs on Hwy 94, but have other areas with damages.
  • Davy Crockett National Forest – Center Hill, Weches
  • Houston County Lake Area – Tejas Shores and Pine Island Cove
  • West of Grapeland
  • West of Elkhart
  • Pennington Area
  • Buffalo Area
  • Leona/Normangee Area
  • Oakwood Area
  • Crockett Area
  • Austonio Area

We anticipate most will be restored by Wednesday evening July 10th, but there may be a few scattered outages through Thursday.

We encourage anyone that need electricity for life sustaining medical equipment to make alternate arrangements. Check with county emergency management officials for cooling stations.

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10:00 PM, MONDAY JULY 8:

We have 4732 without power. Crews will be heading in soon for rest tonight.

Anderson 237

Angelina 305

Cherokee 2

Freestone 0

Houston 1618

Leon 641

Madison 79

Trinity 1850

Walker 4

Major damage areas are as follows:

  • Hudson/Apple Springs/Groveton – We have several broke poles and 8 spans down on Hwy 94. Crews are onsite continuing repairs.
  • Kennard/Pennington/Ratcliff/Weches (Davy Crockett National Forest ) – Sustained significant damage. Crews are onsite. This is more scattered damage that will take time.
  • Houston County Lake Area – Trees, lines and poles are down in several locations. Crews onsite. This is more scattered damage that will take time.
  • Buffalo Area – Crews are working in area. This is more scattered damage that will take time.
  • Crockett Area – Crew is onsite working on primary damage.

We anticipate most will be restored by Wednesday evening July 10th, but there may be a few scattered outages through Thursday.

We encourage anyone that need electricity for life sustaining medical equipment to make alternate arrangements. Check with county emergency management officials for cooling stations.

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5:00 PM, MONDAY JULY 8:

We have 9547 without power, and Beryl is passing through the north part of our service area now. This should be the peak.

Anderson 1919

Angelina 305

Cherokee 5

Freestone 12

Houston 2826

Leon 2100

Madison 440

Trinity 1886

Walker 54

Major damage areas are as follows:

  • Centerville/Flo/Normangee/Leona/Midway – Our transmission line is down. We are patrolling to find the issue. We have no power to our substation.
  • Oakwood – Our supplier has damage and has us out.
  • Elkhart – We have several areas with severe damage. Crews are on site.
  • Hudson/Apple Springs/Groveton – We have several broke poles and 8 spans down on Hwy 94. Crew is onsite with material and more assistance on their way.
  • Kennard/Pennington/Ratcliff/Weches (Davy Crockett National Forest ) – Sustained significant damage. Crews are onsite.
  • Houston County Lake Area – Trees, lines and poles are down in several locations. Crews onsite.
  • Crockett Area – Damage assessed and requires additional track equipment.

We anticipate most will be restored by Wednesday evening, July 10th, but there may be a few scattered outages through Thursday.

We encourage anyone who needs electricity for life-sustaining medical equipment to make alternate arrangements. Check with county emergency management officials for cooling stations.

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12:30 PM, MONDAY JULY 8:

Hurricane Beryl is beginning to make its path through Houston County Electric services area. We currently have the following 5117 outages by county and expect numbers to increase throughout the day with peak wind gusts expected from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Anderson 4

Angelina 305

Freestone 42

Houston 839

Leon 2128

Madison 7

Trinity 1718

Walker 74

We currently have crews on everything and staged throughout our service area.

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For critical care consumer, we want to be aware of potential power outages due to forecasted wind gusts over 40 mph.If you need electric service for life sustaining equipment, please make a plan for alternate arrangements.

Always remember to treat any downed power lines as if they are energized. They are life threatening and are not meant to be near, under any circ*mstances.

Save this information now for the three easiest and quickest ways to report your power outage:

* Dial 1-800-970-4232 to report through our Outage Hotline
* Use your HCEC Mobile App
* Go to to our homepage on this website and click the button in the top left corner labeled ‘Report Your Outage’.

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