An “Old Fashioned” Christmas? Well, that’s the way it seemed on Christmas Day as the town spent around 13 hours or so without electric power.
A line of thunderstorms and very strong straight line winds roared through town just after the noon knocking out power to Kiowa after several power poles were flattened on the main power line south of town.
Local crews were quickly on the scene and at least two other utility crews were summoned to help as the work continued into the night. Power came back on to much of the town shortly after 1:00 a.m.
(Read more: The Kiowa News)