Power Outage in Bigfork, MT

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Flathead Electric Cooperative
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(406) 751-4449 Report Online
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Mission Valley Power
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(406) 883-7900
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Glacier Electric Coop, Inc
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(406) 873-5566
Lincoln Electric Cooperative Inc
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(406) 889-3301

Bigfork Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 10, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

Multiple thunderstorms collided together just south of Flathead Lake and produced a severe gust front that tracked north to the Flathead Valley. Multiple observers reported that the strong winds lasted for up to 15 minutes. Dozens of toppled trees, damaged power poles, transmission and distribution lines were reported from Bigfork up to Columbia Falls from strong winds. Power outages lasted for 24 hours. The golf course in Bigfork reported losing 59 trees, mostly spruce from 20 to 30 feet tall with diameters between 18 inches and 2.5 feet. The restaurant at the golf course lost all their food due to the power outage.

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More than 8K residents without power in Flathead | KECI

More than 1,000 customers are without power in Flathead Valley this morning.Flathead Electric's outage map confirms there are 21 outages as of 6:45 a.m., with

Nov 2, 2022

Sheriff investigating the start of 5 small fires in Flathead County | ABC Fox Kalispell | montanarightnow.com

KALISPELL, Mont. - The sheriff is investigating the ignition of five small fires that were burning in Flathead County Sunday and Monday.

Aug 4, 2022

Bigfork outage leaves over 8,000 members without power | KECI

Over 8,000 Flathead Electric members were without power after a car crashed into a powerline at 3 a. m. Friday morning. Officials say even though the car caused the outage, the frigid cold and weather plays a big part. This is the second outage this month cause by colder weather. A previous outage was just a few days ago, which left 6,000 members in Whitefish without power.

Dec 31, 2021

Thousands without power in the Bigfork area

Approximately 8,000 Flathead Electric Cooperative members are without power in the Bigfork area.

Dec 31, 2021

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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.

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Bigfork, Montana

City Bigfork
County Flathead
State Montana (MT)
Country United States
Zip Codes 59911

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