Omaha power outages restored as OPPD efforts enter seventh day

Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 1:35 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - In a Friday night update at 7:30 p.m., OPPD officials report all power outages from last weekend’s storm are restored. Further in the release, officials say there were about 52 outages left around 7:15 p.m.

On Friday afternoon, the Omaha Public Power District was asking customers still without power to report the outage as crews worked overnight to restore more than 1,100 customers.

OPPD reported Friday morning that outages had fallen to about 500 customers. That was about 1,100 less — “well below the overnight goal” — than they had reported in their last update on Thursday night.

By 11 a.m. Friday, that number had dropped to 384, according to the OPPD update, but had increased to 521 as of about 12:30 p.m., according to its outage map, and then down to 440 about an hour later. As of 1:30 p.m., the map showed 359 customers in Douglas County without power, and 74 customer outages in Sarpy County.

Friday afternoon, OPPD was asking for any customers who were still without power to report their outage via the OPPD website or in the OPPD app, or by calling 1-800-554-6773.

Nearly 190,000 customers were without power in the aftermath of the storm that crashed through the Omaha-metro late last Friday night, July 10, and into the early hours of Saturday morning.

OPPD was also asking residents to report any damaged equipment and downed power lines they might see, noting that people should assume all wires are live and stay away for their own safety.

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