BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Storm-related outages affected over 5,700 Mohave Electric Cooperative members in Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, and Mohave Valley Monday afternoon.

MEC became aware of the first of the outages at 1:41 p.m. and crews immediately responded. Power to over 1,600 members was restored by 2:44 p.m. and to approximately 400 more at 3:26 p.m.

 As storms and high wind continued to impact the area, a probable microburst caused a pole to fall, and a power outage for an additional 3,700 members in Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley at 4:08 p.m.

 Power was restored safely to 3,694 members at 5:35 p.m. At the time of this press release, six members were still without power, but MEC crews were on-site making repairs. 

 Members wishing to receive outage alerts for their residence from MEC can create a SmartHub account by visiting the MEC website mohaveelectric.com. When signed in, select “Notifications,” “Manage Notifications,” and then “Service” to set up email or text message alerts.

 When members are experiencing an outage, they can see a map of the outage area by visiting www.mohaveelectric.com/outage-center. The map is updated as power is restored.

 Members who choose to leave their homes during an outage are encouraged to call MEC at (844) 632-2667 to request a callback through the automated outage system when power is restored. Members can also log into SmartHub or call the outage number and get updates about their specific location.

  MEC recommends reporting an outage using the MEC 24-hour, toll-free Outage Reporting Line (844) 632-2667. MEC’s automated outage reporting system integrates member information with operations and system information making outage reporting faster and easier for members while allowing MEC to speed up the response and restoration efforts. For outage reporting to work best your member account information must be current. 

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