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OG&E heads to Iowa to help with power outages from derecho

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Posted at 8:05 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 21:05:02-04

Oklahoma electric crews are heading to Iowa to help restore massive power outages from an overnight derecho storm, according to a company spokesperson.

READ MORE: Derecho blows through Midwest, 112 MPH winds reported in Iowa

It knocked out power to more than half a million customers at its peak and caused extensive damage in the Midwest.

Last week, OG&E crews helped restore power in New Jersey for 788,000 customers after Tropical Storm Isaias, the spokesperson said.

READ MORE: Tropical Storm Isaias brings tornadoes, flooding to east coast; at least 4 dead

The crews will arrive in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday and they'll work to restore power on Thursday.

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