SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (KFVS) - Strong storms knocked out power for thousands in southeast Missouri on Monday, May 4.
At one time, at least 13,000 customers were without power.
As of 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, Ameren Missouri reported power has been restored to all of their customers in southeast Missouri.
Ozark Border Electric reported on Thursday morning that 93 customers are without power in Butler County, 159 in Carter County, 3 in Dunklin County, 139 in Ripley County and 12 in Wayne County. The electric co-op said restoring power to the remaining customers would not be easy but crews would work through the night to “get this nightmare behind us.”
The General Manager of Ozark Border Electric said linemen have been working since Sunday’s strong storms to restore power. Some crew members were in the field for 31 hours straight. Crews were pulled out of the field last night so they could get some rest.
In a Facebook statement, Ozark Border’s general manager said “This is the biggest disaster to hit OBCE since the ice storm of 2009.”
In western Kentucky and northeast Tennessee, Gibson Electric said it started Tuesday with more than 40 broken poles.
Their crews, along with those from Pickwick Electric Cooperative and Service Electric, made progress throughout the day. As of 5:30 a.m. on Thursday power had been restored to all of their customers.
According to New Madrid County EMA Manager Dave McClarty, numerous phone and electrical lines are down in Gideon caused power outages. He said some homes and other structures are damaged. No injuries have been reported.
In Dunklin County, a train derailed west of Campbell on U.S. 62, near the Arkansas state line.
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