"My first call was that we had a power line down and possible contact with a member of the public," said Charles Hill with Oncor.
Tom Trimble is the Oncor Area Manager over Jacksonville and Athens.
He said there were several outages caused by high wind, including two schools, left without power for several hours.
In Kilgore, strong winds took down two power lines late yesterday afternoon. The Kilgore Fire Department teamed up with Kilgore Rescue, Sabine Fire and the Texas Forest Service to extinguish the five-acre fire.
To prepare yourself for any high winds, Trimble and Hill said keep your trees trimmed near power lines.
"Most people don't have the capability of trimming their own trees near power lines," Hill said. "Let the professionals do it. We're glad to do it."
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