10
June
2019
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08:03 PM
America/New_York

Jackson EMC Sending Assistance to Restoration Efforts in Dallas-Fort Worth

(JEFFERSON, Ga. June 10, 2019)—Earlier today, Jackson EMC released 56 contractors to assist with power restoration efforts at Oncor Electric Delivery in Dallas, Texas. Severe thunderstorms on Sunday produced golf ball-sized hail, intense cloud-to-ground lightning, strong rain and high winds in excess of 80 mph, according to Oncor’s Vice President of distribution services, Keith Hull.  

As of Monday morning, Oncor reported more than 270,000 homes and businesses without power in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area due to the tropical storm-style high winds that downed power lines and damaged distribution equipment.  

These contractors will join utility partners from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri to work alongside Oncor Electric line crews to safely restore power to the area.