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Thousands of East Texans without power after Sunday storms

Power is out in some areas.
Power is out in some areas.(WALB)
Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 6:05 PM CDT
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EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Hours after a storm system moved through the Deep East Texas area, thousands of people are dealing with power outages.

According to the outage map on the Oncor website, the lion’s share of the company’s power outages is in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties, which had 2,190 and 3,365 outages, respectively. As of 6:00 a.m. Monday, Oncor’s outages also include 3 in Anderson County; 4 in Houston County; and 17 in Cherokee County.

As of 11:00 p.m. Sunday, the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative was reporting a total of 5,313 power outages. That total includes 1,821 in Nacogdoches County; 25 in Jasper County; 37 in Newton County; 141 in Sabine County; 2,758 in San Augustine County; one in Panola County; and 532 in Shelby County.

The Cherokee County Electric Cooperative was last reporting 722 power outages in Cherokee County, and the Houston County Electric Cooperative is reporting 351 power outages with many those in the Grapeland area.

By Sunday night, SWEPCO restored outages for customers reporting outages in Shelby, Rusk, and Panola counties. As of 1 a.m. Monday, only 51 customer outages remained in Bowie County.

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