The evening of May 4th brought a significant lightning storm to the area that caused approximately 1800 Big Bend Electric members to have power interruptions and several thousand power blinks on our system primarily stretching from Othello to Pasco. However your hard working linemen came to the rescue working thru the night and the following day to restore power. Some working over 20+ hours non-stop. The lightning strikes damaged transformers, a regulator, and caused more than 70 fuse outages at different locations. We want to thank our linemen and staff for working hard to restore power and getting the lights back on as fast as possible in all weather conditions!