The recent storms have knocked out power for thousands throughout East Texas and Northwest Louisiana with crews hard at work this Memorial Day restoring power. I called SWEPCO and was told obviously the Longview area was hit the hardest and while power is currently coming back on they expect full restoration by this Friday. For more information and updates you're recommended to follow them on FACEBOOK.  So far they've brought back power to over 37,000 customers.

Check the status of your power HERE

SWEPCO reports on their Facebook ETA for full power recovery to be..

LONGVIEW DISTRICT
Carthage – 2,278 Wednesday at 10 pm
Gladewater – 1,565 Wednesday at 5 pm
Kilgore – 1,446 Wednesday at 10 pm
Longview – 34,779 Friday at 5 pm
Marshall – 1,365 Wednesday at 10 pm

SHREVEPORT DISTRICT
Haughton – 1,362 Tuesday at 10 pm
Shreveport – 3,541 Wednesday at noon

VALLEY DISTRICT
Hornbeck – 2,143 Thursday at noon
Logansport – 944 Wednesday at noon
Mansfield – 7,273 Thursday at 5 pm
Natchitoches – 8,605 Thursday at 5 pm

Do not approach any downed power lines or safety hazards but to call SWEPCO at 1-888-218-3919. If your power is out they ask that you report it online at SWEPCO.com