O&R Prepares for Severe Weather Today, Declares Storm Watch

O&R has declared a Storm Watch in response to the weather forecast for thunderstorms, perhaps some severe, expected to hit our region late this afternoon and into this evening.

Severe storm activity has the potential to cause power line damage and electric service interruptions. O&R is ready to repair storm damage and restore service as needed.


Some of the storms forecasted today could pack high winds, heavy rain and even hail.


O&R company and contractor overhead line crews are ramping up now to respond to outages as are damage assessment, site safety, customer service operations and the wide array of O&R teams that support those functions.


There are several ways customers can report outages and check service restoration status:

  • Go to www.oru.com/outage from any computer or web-enabled mobile device;
  • Use the O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad or Android device;
  • Text “OUT” to 69678 (myORU); or
  • Call Customer Assistance at 1-877-434-4100

The following video describes the typical storm repair and power restoration process:

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