Headed back to Houston—OGE power crews to help following hurricane Beryl


Just two months after OG&E crews were sent to Houston to help with power restoration following deadly wind storms, they’re headed back to the city following the weekend arrival of Hurricane Beryl.

About 100 crew members will depart Wednesday morning from a collection site in Moore. A fleet of trucks carrying line crews and support personnel will head south around 5:30 in the morning.

Once in the Houston area, they will assist CenterPoint Energy in restoring power to its customers. At one point, an estimated 3 million homes and businesses lost power when the hurricane made landfall Sunday night.

Added to the urgency is the arrival of triple digit temperatures.

CenterPoint Energy in Houston requested support from OG&E as nearly 1.8 million customers remain without electricity. Mutual assistance crews are typically deployed for up to 14 days. If more assistance is needed, OG&E will rotate in additional crews.