When the tornado sirens went off last Saturday night shortly before 1:00am, I turned to a local TV station and saw a map of Oklahoma with solid red across the state from top to bottom. The derecho that hit Tulsa extended 350 miles with maximum local straight winds of 98 mph. Live TV pictures showed a virtual, fireworks show of power outage flashes. I unplugged everything and watched it out a window. Damages were extensive across the city, but I sustained no damage at all. I thank God for that. Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported 204,000 outages in Tulsa. My power was restored this afternoon (Friday), with total outage time about 8 hours short of six days. To Cox's credit, when I plugged everything back in and turned on my TV and computer, all Cox services functioned normally.
PSO said all week all customers' power would be restored by 5:00 PM Saturday. They didn't make it. 6/24/2023 5:14 PM PSO reports 11,649 outages.
Edit: 6/25/2023 8:43 PM 640 outages
6/25/2023 8:58 PM 431 outages
6/25/2023 9:14 PM 355 outages
6/26/2023 1:28 AM 328 outages
There's no way to determine if all the remaining outages were from the storm. The reported start time for my own outage was five days after I lost power. But for any people still without power as a result of the storm, it's been eight days.
Up and down speeds were about the same last night as before the storm. Phone and TV are functioning normally. I've had no issues with Cox at all since power was restored. My Cox services worked normally immediately. Cox coordinated with PSO. The only Cox truck I saw in my neighborhood was after power had been restored. Someone else in my neighborhood may have had a Cox issue.