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Outage update

1186 Howell-Oregon members remain without power. Continue to follow us for updates on Facebook as the day progresses. To assure that we get everyone restored with power, please do not report outages on Facebook. They can be reported by calling us at 417-256-2131 or 888-HOE-POWER or through our website.

Outage restoration progress

HOEC crews continue to restore power. After storms rolled through last evening, approximately 3,125 members were without electricity. Presently, there are 1,446 members without power. There are 675 in Howell County, 473 in Oregon County, 230 in Shannon County, 15 in Douglas County and 53 in Texas County remaining out.

Notice to members: Memorial Day holiday

The Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative business office will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for Memorial Day. As always, dispatchers will be available to serve members in the event of a power outage.

Overnight storms lead to outages; more storms in forecast

Approximately 1,000 members were without power following severe weather that moved through the service area in the early hours of Friday morning. Crews were dispatched and began working immediately to safely restore power. At the time of this posting, we have approximately 97 members still without power.

78th Annual Meeting recap and photos

Bluegrass band Link Union was the featured entertainment at HOEC's 78th Annual Meeting of Membership

The 78th Annual Meeting of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc. was held May 5th, 2017 at the West Plains Civic Center where approximately 800 members were in attendance.

The evening included an energetic performance by the multi-award winning bluegrass group Link Union.


HOEC crews loading up for another long day of work

When the outages first began we had approximately 2,600 members without power. As of 8:00am this morning, we have 71 members without power. HOEC linemen have worked every day since the outages began with the flooding of April 29th.

Pictured are linemen loading up materials in preparation for another long day. Our crews are still out working and making progress.

Making fuel for the linemen crews

Volunteers making sack lunches for HOEC linemen crews

We've had an amazing showing of volunteers over the last 8 days! HOEC is incredibly thankful for all of the support from our community. Pictured are volunteers making sack lunches on Sunday evening for all of the crews to enjoy on Monday.

Monday, May 8 update

Officials at Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HOEC), report that approximately 150 members are currently without power due to the severe flooding that moved throughout the service area recently. When the outages first began we had approximately 2,600 members without power. As expected, progress has been steady but slow in the conditions we are working in.


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