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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 10:30 AM

Electra in the dark

Almost the entire town of Electra was without power Monday following a major outage at Western Farmers Coop in Oklahoma, the company that provides most of the electricity to the Wichita County community.

The outage occurred about midday Sunday, according the Wichita Falls Fire Chief Jon Reese, who is spearheading emergency response. Reese said firefighters will go door-to-door Monday evening checking on the welfare of residents and advising them of the availability of a shelter and food.

The response is by the Wichita Falls Area Instant Management regional assistance program.

Reese said the Electra Community Center will be open as an emergency shelter, powered by generators. The Salvation Army of the Dallas area is bringing in food. Reese said the Electra hospital is fine, operating on emergency power and the community's nursing home has some generated electricity and generators are being set up there, too.

Read more: http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local/Electra-in-the-dark-363670251.html

[font color=330099]Electra is a town of about 2,700 located near Wichita Falls.[/font]

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