120,000 Have Had Dallas Power Restored, But Now It Gets Complicated: Oncor

Some power structures were permanently damaged or destroyed and would have to be rebuilt

October 22, 2019

Oncor says power is continually being restored to homes and businesses around the Dallas area after Sunday night tornadoes, but there were some power structures that were destroyed.

More than 120,000 customers have had their power restored since four tornadoes ripped through northwest Dallas and nearby areas, with number of outages peaking at about 150,000.

About 32,000 are still without power, though, counting Dallas and surrounding cities, Oncor said Tuesday.

The utility said it plans to restore electricity to a number of those by late Wednesday, mostly homes and businesses without “significant damage.”

And an Oncor spokesman told the Dallas Morning News that some of its power structures were permanently damaged or destroyed and would have to be rebuilt.

One powerful tornado moved through North Dallas along a 15-mile path to Richardson, while two less-powerful tornadoes were recorded at Wills Point and Rowlett, with the National Weather Service on Tuesday adding proof of a fourth twister in the Rockwall area.

With survey teams exploring areas such as Garland, where damage was reported, there could be more tornadoes added to the list of four so far.