SWEPCO sent a press release alerting Ark-La-Tex residents that help is on the way. We are anticipating dangerous storms Friday evening through Saturday morning, and many residents are anticipating power outages. "A powerful storm system capable of producing winds of up to 60 mph is forecast to move across the Ark-La-Tex late Friday and early Saturday. Through its network of mutual aid, SWEPCO has 150 utility workers from Ft. Worth, Abilene, and Austin, Texas to assist with power restoration."

SWEPCO also provided safety tips. "Always assume that any downed utility line is energized and stay away. Report downed lines immediately to SWEPCO at 1-888-218-3919."

Do you need to report an outage? Here are ways you can report an outage to SWEPCO:

    • You can use the SWEPCO app
    • Call 1-888-218-3919

You can also sign up for text and email updates, which also provide you with an estimated time of restoration, at SWEPCO.com/Alerts. You can also visit SWEPCO.com/OutageMap to get the latest updates on outages in your neighborhood.