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Power outage in Ashland, Montana? Contact your local utility company.
Oregon’s wildfire season has become more threatening this week, with evacuations in some parts of the state, smoky skies elsewhere, schools canceled ahead of planned power outages, and hundreds of thousands of acres now ablaze. Here are highlights from news across the region:
After an entire town went about a day without water, service has been restored.
7,266 FirstEnergy and AEP customers in Richland County enter weekend without power | Weather | richlandsource.com
Thousands of Richland County residents entered the weekend without electricity, despite published power company estimates that it would be restored by late Friday night.
ASHLAND — As of Wednesday, over 3,000 people in Ashland County are still without power, according to local electric companies, leaving many wondering when their lights will come back on.
MOUNT VERNON -- It's the question many Knox County residents want answers to Wednesday, as a heat wave moves in and thousands remain without electricity following Monday night's storm:
ASHLAND -- Ashland City Schools has announced that events for this weekend will take place after power was restored to the campus buildings on Thursday night.
Thousands of customers in Mansfield lost power Thursday afternoon after an “equipment issue” with a transmission line that feeds the area, according to an Ohio Edison spokeswoman.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.