Power outage in Tecumseh leaves 1,000 people without electricity, air conditioning

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TECUMSEH, Okla. — A power outage on the northeast side of Tecumseh has left 1,000 people without power.

Tecumseh Electric crews have worked overnight Saturday to fix the problem.

Due to the extreme heat in Sunday’s forecast, the American Red Cross will have a shelter open at Tecumseh City Hall for those affected by the outage.

City Hall is located at 114 N. Broadway Ave.

Here are some Red Cross tips for dealing with a power outage.

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. First use perishable food from the refrigerator. An unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold for about 4 hours.
  • Then use food from the freezer. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours if the door remains closed.
  • If it looks like the power outage will continue longer than a day, prepare a cooler with ice for your freezer items.
  • Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment, including sensitive electronics.
  • Turn off or disconnect any appliances (like stoves) you were using when the power went out.
  • Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when the power comes back on.
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic lights will be out and roads will be congested.

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