Crews make progress on power outages in Quad Cities region following derecho

Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 3:25 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2020 at 10:42 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - Crews have made progress in tackling power outages in the Quad Cities region over one week after a derecho, a severe wind storm, moved through the area.

Alliant Energy

As of 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Alliant Energy reported 26,081 customers without power in the state of Iowa, with 22,180 customer power outages in Linn County. In the Quad Cities region:

  • Cedar County: 29 outages
  • Clinton County: 30 outages
  • Jackson County: 1 outage
  • Muscatine County: 2 outages
  • Scott County: 0 outages

On Friday, August 15, Alliant Energy announced power will be back before midnight Tuesday or sooner.

On Friday, Alliant Energy posted an update on their website, which reads, “Power has been restored to more than half of our customers who were impacted by Monday’s storms. It’s great progress – and our crews will continue to work until every customer has the power back on! More crews are arriving every day to assist with restoration efforts. We’ll continue to post updates as they become available.”

On Monday, August 17, Alliant Energy shared an updated statement saying at least 90% of its customers who were impacted by the storm will have power available to them by midnight Tuesday evening.

Customers are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and be cautious when clearing tree limbs and brush near electrical equipment. You can view a map of Alliant Energy power outages via its map here.

MidAmerican Energy

According to MidAmerican Energy, there were no power outages in the Illinois or Iowa Quad Cities religion as of 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday. The total customers impacted across MidAmerican Energy’s entire coverage area as of Wednesday night is 85.

You can view the updated number of outages on MidAmerican Energy’s map.

A spokesperson from MidAmerican Energy Aug. 10 called it “one of the worst storm impacts the company has seen” and “all hands on deck.” The company requested mutual assistance for 2,000 workers to clear trees and restore utilities.

MidAmerican Energy has shared a video showing how they go about restoring power after a storm.

TV6 will continue to update this story as crews work to restore power.

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