2020 Ice Storm Information

The late October 2020 ice storm caused significant damage to trees and the electrical system in Edmond. Below is helpful information for our residents:

Power Outage Information
To report an outage, please call 216-7660. The latest information and updates regarding power outages can be found on our Facebook Page or Twitter Page.

Electric Equipment Repair

If you have had a tree limb fall on or damage your overhead service line, you may need to repair the weatherhead or meter base before Edmond Electric can restore service.  If the weatherhead either is leaning, pulled from the meter base or otherwise damaged, or if the meter base has been pulled lose from the wall or otherwise damaged, a qualified electrician will need to make all necessary repairs before service can be restored.  The electrician will need to obtain an electrical permit from the Building and Fire Code Services Department.

If you are unsure if your weatherhead and meter base are in good condition, we recommend you contact an electrician to check the facilities.  Click here for an illustrated example.

Debris Cleanup
The City of Edmond’s Field Services division of Public Works will be collecting tree debris from the October ice storm in accordance with the City of Edmond’s Emergency Operation Plan’s Level Three Response.

There will be two rounds of tree debris pick up and the first will begin on Monday, November 9th.  Crews will begin at the west city limits and work their way east.  Once they have completed the entire city, they will begin the second round moving from west to east.  Pick up is available to residential homes but does not include businesses/churches or apartment complexes.

Tree debris must be cut into no more than six (6) foot sections and must be placed within ten (10) feet behind the curb of the residence. Residents are asked to avoid piling debris on or near water meters, gas meters, electric facilities, mailboxes, fire hydrants or irrigation systems.

With a large amount of tree debris in the city, these pickups will take place over several weeks.  WE ASK FOR EVERYONE’S PATIENCE DURING THIS LENGTHY PROCESS.  Progress can be tracked at https://gis.edmondok.com/stormdebris2020/.

For residents that would like to dispose of debris sooner, there will be a free drop off opportunity at Hafer Park. Beginning Wednesday, November 4th, the baseball field parking lot will become a temporary tree debris dump site for residents living in the city limits.  Drop off services will be every day from 10 am – 6 pm.

This option is only available for residential customers who receive City of Edmond solid waste services.  A copy of a current City of Edmond utility bill and a driver’s license will be required to prove Edmond residency.  

Due to space restrictions, no vehicles larger than one ton trucks with a trailer up to 16-feet long will be allowed. Tree debris must be cut into no longer than six (6) foot sections. 

If you are unsure whether you live in the Edmond City Limits, you can determine eligibility by checking your home address here.  

Damage to Your Home
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is asking residents impacted by the recent storms to report physical damages to their homes or businesses at damage.ok.gov. Reporting damage helps local and state emergency managers better coordinate response and recovery efforts. Residents can report damage to homes, businesses or agriculture through the online survey.

Proper Tree Pruning
With the extensive tree damage in Edmond, it is vital that people follow proper tree pruning guidelines to allow their tree to heal and thrive.  This guide by the Arbor Foundation is a great place to start: Tree First Aid After a Storm.  To find an ISA Certified Arborist, please visit this site.