Empire Provides Power Update for Tornado-Damaged Area

Some progress in the efforts to restore power to those affected by the tornado that hit Quapaw and Baxter Springs. Julie Maus of Empire District Electric gives News Talk KZRG this update:

"As of this morning we have all of our transmission systems repaired, and substations online. Our current outage count is 1,000 customers in the Quapaw and Baxter Springs areas."

Maus says Empire expects to have connections restored to all customers who can receive electricity by the end of the day.

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