BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – By 2:00pm on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, another 6,300 members’ power had been restored – down from the previous report at 2:00pm on Sept. 5, 2022.
Sunday’s devastating storm left more than 36,000 residents (82% of members) without power for 20 hours or more. On Monday afternoon, 8,000 members were without power, and now 1,700 members (5% of members) are remaining without power thanks to the crews and support teams continuing to work each day and night to restore power to members.
To date, crews have restored a 230 kV transmission connection, re-energized substations, and made all the fastest repairs possible to allow switching and power restoration to a majority of members. The remaining repairs to restore power to 5% of members will be very labor-intensive and will take a long time to begin replacing poles, lines, transformer equipment., etc. Please be patient with crews as they continue to work around the clock to restore all members’ power.
Important to note, the Cooling Center in Bullhead City has changed locations since Sunrise Elementary School needs to resume class tomorrow, 9/7/22. Please note the two locations:
Bullhead City Recreation Division Office (NEW – OPENED 9/6/22 @ 3:00pm)
2285 Trane Road, Bullhead City, AZ
Mohave Valley Fire Department Station #81
1451 Willow Drive, Mohave Valley, AZ
Please remember, you can call our toll-free line at 1-844-632-2667 or text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account. Please note currently the SmartHub application on your mobile device and MEC’s outage map on the MEC website are unavailable to report outage information due to storm related issues.