Storm Updates May 4-5, 2021
12:53 p.m. May 7, 2021
We currently have 28 members out system wide, 24 of those in Crawford County.
7:20 a.m. May 7, 2021
We currently have 106 members out system wide, 103 of those members in Crawford County. 123 poles have been fixed/replaced since the storm rolled through the River Valley Monday night.
5:00 p.m. May 6, 2021
425 members are currently without power. We do not have any estimated times of restoration. We will not rest until all members have power again.
7:25 a.m. May 6, 2021
As we enter into the third day after the storm that swept through the River Valley Monday night causing widespread damages, we still have members who are experiencing power outages. Rest assured, our crews are working as hard as they can to restore ALL power as quickly as possible. As of this morning, we have 1,016 members out system wide. We have found 143 broke poles so far. Thank you, again, for your support and understanding during this time. Please keep the families affected by the storm and the workers in your thoughts and prayers.
9:00 p.m. May 5, 2021
1563 members are without power with broken poles totaling over 130. We do not have any estimated times of restoration.
6:00 p.m. May 5, 2021
There are 1845 members without power and 136 broken poles. We do not have any estimated times of restoration. Crews continue to work across the service territory.
3:00 p.m. May 5, 2021
There are 1987 members without power and 138 broken poles. Please continue to be patient, understanding, and supportive of our linemen and all other AVECC staff and employees who are tirelessly working to restore all power.
12:08 p.m. May 5, 2021
There are 2481 members without power and 128 broken poles as of noon today. Crews continue to work across the service territory to restore all power.
6:45 a.m. May 5, 2021
3976 members are waking up without power across the service territory. As of this morning, 112 broken poles have been reported as well. Arkansas Valley Electric linemen continue to work alongside contract crews to restore power to all of our members. We also have crews continuing to find and assess damage. We’re not letting up until EVERY member has their lights back on.
9:00 p.m. May 4, 2021
We currently have 4260 members who are without power due to last night’s storm. As of right now, 106 broken poles have been reported.
6:00 p.m. May 4, 2021
We currently have 4,239 members without power, mostly in Crawford and Franklin counties. We have 105 broken poles so far system wide. We do not have an estimated time of restoration. We will continue to update as we learn more.
2:00 p.m. May 4, 2021
At the peak of the storm, we had approximately 14,500 members without power in Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Sebastian, Logan, and Scott counties. As of 2:00 p.m. we currently have 5,155 members without power. Unfortunately, we have counted 78 broken poles system wide.
We continue to work diligently to restore power to ALL of our members.
9:47 a.m. May 4, 2021
Crews and the drone team were able to find more broken poles. We now estimate 50 broken poles. However, on a positive note, we now have approximately 6,300 members without power. Our crews are working for you, members!
7:00am May 4, 2021
After a night of severe storms, approximately 8500 Arkansas Valley Electric members are waking up without power. As of 7 a.m. it is estimated that we have 38 broken poles. Crews have been assessing damage throughout the night and will begin to know more as the sun comes up. Please rest assured we will work tirelessly to find the extent of the damage and restore power as quickly and efficiently as possible. At this time, we do not have an estimated time of restoration.
12:00am May 4, 2021
We are experiencing widespread outages due to tonight’s storms throughout our entire service territory. At this time, we have approximately 15,000 members without power. We have crews headed out to assess the damage. The assessment process will take some time to complete. Please continue to check this page for updates. If you have an outage or a safety concern, please contact 1-866-862-8322.