Dust Devil Culprit to Outage for 1694 Members

downed power line near housesBullhead City, AZ – High winds and a localized dust devil (whirlwind) caused an outage Wednesday afternoon, April 6, for 1694 Mohave Electric Cooperative members. The outage was primarily in the Fort Mohave area.

At 3:47 pm yesterday observers reported a dust devil that snapped two electric poles. Line crews isolated the electric poles that were down and reenergized power to all members one hour later, excluding two commercial members.

Crews worked round the clock until poles and equipment could be rebuilt and reconnected so the two remaining businesses could be restored during non-business hours.

Please call our toll-free line at 1-844-632-2667, text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account, or use our SmartHub application on your mobile device or desktop if you are experiencing an outage.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.