Did you know that El Paso Electric has a power outage map that is updated live?
If you are experiencing a power outage you can see how large it is and get an idea of how close crews are to fixing it.
Tips from El Paso Electric:
Downed power lines:
• If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines – up to 35 feet away – may still be energized.
• Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.
• If your car meets a downed power line while you are inside, stay inside. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car.
• Bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, trashcans and anything else that is not tied down to avoid them flying into power lines potentially causing a power outage.
• Stay proactive and download the MyEPE Outage Reporting App through Google Play or the App store.
• If the power outage is at night, be sure to avoid candles as these can be dangerous if mishandled. Use flashlights instead, so always keep one available.
For more information on the storm check in with KTSM’s chief meteorologist Monica Cortez at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.