OGE crews finish power restoration in Shawnee following April 19 tornado


As of Tuesday morning, electricity was fully restored to all OG&E customers who lost service in Shawnee following the April 19 tornado, provided their homes are able to take power.   

OG&E crews worked quickly and safely around the clock to make repairs to the electric grid in the area, including 800 poles, 48 miles of overhead wire, 352 transformers and other damaged equipment to bring power back to 23,000 customers who experienced an outage due to the storms.  

OG&E organized storm response staging sites across the affected area where linemen and other restoration crews gathered daily and nightly for shift assignments and meals. As restoration efforts wrapped up more than 48 hours earlier than predicted, OG&E has donated the remaining food and other supplies from the staging sites in Shawnee to the local food bank.  

Monday marked the final day of OG&E’s customer walk-up station in Shawnee. Customers can contact OG&E by phone at 405-272-9595 for any additional assistance they may need.   

According to the Pottawatomie County Emergency Management, the City of Shawnee and the County Commissioners are finalizing a plan to pick up storm debris. Residents should send pictures of their debris piles to em@pottawatomiecountyok.gov, along with their name, address and phone number.  

Source: press release