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Hurricane Hanna Final Update -July 28, 8 am

Power has been restored to all NEC members impacted by Hurricane Hanna and NEC has deactivated its emergency response plan. NEC line crews continue to address a few additional outages and make further system repairs caused by the storm and its aftermath. As a result, new construction work remains suspended at this time.

Hurricane Hanna Restoration Update: 7/27, 8 am

NEC crews continue their work to get the final group of member lights back on. With a storm like this, sometimes we have additional outages that occur a couple days later and we will continue to address those this week as they occur. Construction jobs scheduled at this time will be suspended so our crews may continue to dedicate themselves to power restoration following Hanna. As of this morning, we have had 4,963 members with power interruptions since the storm began. 122 members remain without power at this time.

Hurricane Hanna Restoration Update: 7/26, 9 pm

260 NEC members remain without power at this time. NEC line workers have demonstrated they are true heros today and they aren't done yet as they work to get the lights back on for the last 260 members. They appreciate you, our member's, patience throughout this restoration process. The kind words of thanks and wishes for their safety from each of you while they work through the stormy conditions to restore power are very much appreciated. Many of these final outages are smaller, individual outages and damage will take longer to repair.

Hurricane Hanna Restoration Update: 7/26, 1 pm

Currently, 2,831 of NEC's 19,222 members remain without power at this time. Approximately, 2,500 impacted members have had their power restored. NEC line crews are working diligently to get members' power restored. Thank you NEC members for your patience. Our amazing crews continue to tackle the damage to restore power.

Hurricane Hanna Restoration Update: 7/26, 9 am

Winds have died down and NEC crews are hard at work restoring power to about 3,800 members impacted by the storm. About 1600 members in the Ricardo, Rivera, and Sarita area remain without power due to a loss of transmission poles. Our partner, STEC is working on the restoration and we hope to have these members back up soon. Other damage appears to be largely due to trees and limbs in power lines. NEC's crews continue to work and more updates will be provided as available.

Hurricane Hanna Update 7/25, 8 pm

NEC members in the Kingsville, Ricardo, Riviera and Sarita areas have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Hanna as they experience a widespread outage due to the damaged transmission system of South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC). Almost 2,700 members are currently without power in that area, and the outage will last for an extended period of time due to the unsafe conditions that currently exist in the area with continued high winds. STEC will address the area damage as soon as it's safe to do so. NEC crews will also support the effort.

Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall

Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island at 5 PM CT about 15 miles north of Port Mansfield with maximum sustained winds of 90 MPH.  NEC currently has 812 members without power and has restored power to 65 members. As soon as the winds are at a safe level for NEC line crews in an area, the work will begin to restore power to more members.

NEC Activates Storm Center for Hurricane Hanna

NEC has activated its emergency response plan and its Storm Center at

Hurricane Hanna Update: 7/25, 9 am

Hanna is currently forecast to make landfall along the South Texas coast as a Category 1 Hurricane this afternoon. Confidence is increasing that landfall will occur south of Baffin Bay. However, because of the size of Hanna, there is still a risk for hurricane force winds within the Hurricane Warning area, which includes the cities of Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and Rockport.


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