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Update on Weekend Storm Outages

Approximately 445 members were without power following storms that moved through the area on Friday afternoon. This was followed by approximately 900 members being affected due to storms that moved through on Sunday afternoon.

Stay Away from Downed Power Lines

Tornadoes, high winds, heavy rains and lightning can leave destruction in their wake. Once a severe storm has passed, it doesn’t mean the dangers have. Hazards can be left behind in the aftermath of a severe summer storm. One of those dangers is downed power lines.

HOEC Scholarship Recipients

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc., was very pleased to offer four $750 scholarships to area high schools this year. These high schools are rotated every year and are categorized by their region. The applications are sent to a third party judge to be reviewed and graded. They were judged by a committee at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives located in Jefferson City.

Student interns

Each summer, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative seeks interns in Accounting and Electrical Engineering. These internships are designed to give students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in their career field prior to graduation. This summer, we are happy to welcome Cynthia Peak (Accounting) and Justin Newman (Electrical Engineering)!

May 21 Storm and Outages

Approximately 1,562 members were without power following severe weather that moved through the area on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 21st. The photo was taken during the calm after the storms, shortly before sunset.

All Known Outages Restored

As of 7:30 AM this morning, power was restored to all known locations with outages. Your patience was appreciated as our crews worked through the night.

If you still have a power outage, you may report it at 1-888-HOE-POWER or online from a smartphone or computer through the HOEC website.

Outage Update

At this time 985 members remain without electricity, down from approximately 1,560 earlier in the evening. Crews continue to work to safely restore power to all members as quickly as possible.

We appreciate your patience as we work to repair damage from today’s storms.

Outage Update

As a result of severe storms moving through the HOEC service area, we currently have approximately 1560 members without power. Members presently affected are fed by substations in Eminence, Winona, Willow Springs, Dora, Caulfield, West Plains, Tecumseh, Vanzant, Koshkonong and China (JJ Highway, Arrowhead Lake area). Crews are out and responding to these outages.

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