Hill Country power outages pass two weeks, some could be out into a third
AdThe original rain and ice storm that began on Thursday, Feb. 11, knocked out power to 10,000 to 12,000 meters, Loth estimated. At its peak, Loth said, about 35,000 of 43,000 CTEC meters had no power. By Sunday, Feb. 21, Loth said CTEC was in its “rebuild” stage, meaning it couldn’t restore power without rebuilding something. AdThe downed power lines and poles are in hard-to-reach places, too, with bulldozers sometimes required to pull the trucks where they’re needed. Every mile of CTEC’s rural power lines serves just a handful of power meters.
‘The only question was when,’: energy expert says he predicted ERCOT grid failure in 2013
SAN ANTONIO – Gonzalo Rodriguez is in his 70′s, lives with disabilities, and has been without power for days. On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott placed blame on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the agency that controls 85% of the state’s energy. The only question was when.”AdHirs said he predicted in 2013 that Texas’ energy grid would fail if it was not re-designed. He said ERCOT manages other companies that actually generate the power, but has no way to penalize or control them. They’re not winterized, there’s no antifreeze, they’re not oiled, they’re not staffed,” Hirs said.
Bexar County officials provide update on roads, shelter, medical oxygen
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County officials have provided the following updates related to roads, power, shelter and closures in the area. Shelter:AdIn Bexar County a variety of emergency shelters were made available:- The Bexar County Office of Emergency Management continues to support the City of San Antonio’s warming center at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center with personal protective equipment and volunteers. - The Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office has made available an emergency shelter option at their office. - The City of Converse emergency shelter for the Converse/Judson communities will continue to operate at the Judson High School Gymnasium, 9142 FM 78, Converse, TX 78109. 2 in conjunction with District 7 Fire Rescue have been working with the Bexar County Office of Emergency Management and the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council on Trauma (STRAC), to source medical oxygen.
Apartment residents in southeast San Antonio face health concerns due to power outages
Apartment residents in southeast San Antonio face health concerns due to power outagesPublished: October 20, 2020, 6:39 pmResidents who live at a Southeast Side apartment complex said recurring power outages have become more than an inconvenience -- they are causing health concerns.
How prepared are you for a massive power outage? Take this quiz and find out
Hurricane season is upon us. And really, as is the case with any major storm, winds and heavy rainfall have the power to create some pretty massive power outages. Are you, or would you, consider yourself stocked up at home, in the event of an emergency? Take the quiz below to find out. All of the checklist items are listed on ready.gov as what you’ll need in your basic disaster supplies kit, as well as some additional emergency supplies that the website recommended.
High winds powered by cold front results in power outages
SAN ANTONIO – It didn't take long for Old Man Winter to make his presence known in San Antonio on Monday afternoon. A cold front blew into the city, delivering high winds that quickly resulted in power outages. According to a CPS Energy outage map, about 38 power outages were affecting 472 customers, as of 6:05 p.m. Blustery winds from the north at 20 to 30 mph, gusting up to 40 mph at times, are expected until about 6 a.m. Tuesday. You can click here to see the latest outages.