Storms left thousands without electrical power in central Oklahoma

9 of the Worst Power Outages in United States History


Monday afternoon thunderstorms that brought heavy rainfall to some areas of the state resulted in at least 9,000 customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric without power late in the day.

OG&E reported late Monday that prior to the arrival of the downpours of rain and heavy lightning, the utility had about 500 customers still without power due to Sunday night’s severe weather. 

The 9,000 customers were mostly those living in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Power Outages Affect OG&E Customers As Storms Move Through The State

Approximately 300 personnel were mobilized to the impacted areas to restore power as safely and as quickly as possible. Additional materials were delivered Monday, and crews will continue assessing and reporting any damage to poles and crossarms according to an OG&E statement.

The utility urged residents and others to stay safe and stay away from downed power lines and anything they are touching, as well as anything that has been struck by lightning.   

Report downed power lines by calling 800-522-6870. Customers can also alert us of outages online when logged into their OG&E account, or by text when they sign up for myOGEalerts.     

Customers can check the System Watch outage map for estimated restoration times at