Power Outage in Forest City, IA

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City of Forest City Electric Department
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(641) 585-3574
Heartland Power Coop
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(888) 417-3007
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We Energies
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Alliant Energy
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Forest City Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 5, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees 12 inches in diameter down and power lines down. A few trees uprooted. Time estimated from radar.

Forest City - Forest City
April 11, 2019 - High Wind

KAAL-TV viewer shared picture of Casey's Gas Station overhang shelter blown over. Forest City AWOS was not providing reports at the time. Powerlines were also reported blown down across US 69 near Leland.

June 9, 2018 - Tornado

A weak tornado developed northeast of Forest City staying in rural areas. The tornado was captured on video from several different angles. While the condensation funnel did not extend to the ground for much of its path, video clear shows debris and dust being picked up by the surface circulation. The tornado snapped power transmission poles along with damage to crops as it remained over agricultural land for the duration of its path.

Leland - Forest City
July 19, 2017 - Thunderstorm Wind

County dispatch reported multiple broken windows, power lines down, and trees downed in town. Time estimated from radar and this is a delayed report.

Forest City - Forest City
June 16, 2014 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several power lines down and tree limbs down throughout town.

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September 2, 2011

A cold front entered northwest Iowa during the early morning hours of the 2nd. The airmass was relatively unstable with CAPE in the 2000 to 3000 J/kg range and lifted indices of -5 to -8 C. A considerable amount of downdraft CAPE was available with values ranging from 1100 to 1500 J/kg. The atmosphere was moderately sheared with 30 to 45 kts of shear available. CAPE in the -10 to -30 C layer of the atmosphere was between 400 and 800 J/kg, however the freezing level of 16,500 feet limited hail growth in many of the storms. Precipitable water values were around 1.8 inches as a low level jet of 40 to 50 kts drew moisture northeast into the state. A large supercell developed over northwest Iowa. The storm tracked east across the northwest into the north central counties. It produced hail of 1.5 inches in diameter in Palo Alto County, and 61 MPH winds in Hancock County. As the storms moved into Worth County, strong winds downed tree branches and power lines with winds of around 60 MPH reported. There were numerous reports of 40 to 50 mph winds and pea to dime size hail along its track. The storm produced very strong winds east of Northwood in Worth County. High winds flattened corn crops and also bent the propeller tip of a wind generator.


Car crash knocks out power to part of Stewartville | News | kimt.com

Hundreds lose electricity Saturday morning.

Sep 17, 2022

Storm Knocks Out Power for Thousands in Moore County | News | thepilot.com

Thousands of electric customers in Moore County lost power after a thunderstorm barreled through the area on Saturday evening.

Jul 25, 2022

EF1 tornado reported Wednesday in Outagamie County near Seymour

Severe weather tore across a large area of Wisconsin on Wednesday, including most or all of the state's largest population centers.

Jun 15, 2022

Powerful Storms Knock Out Power to Thousands in Binghamton Area loading...

Several thousand Broome County NYSEG customers, including Walmart and other big retailers in Vestal, lost electric service in the aftermath of strong thunderstorms.

Jun 1, 2022

Power outage in Pine Saturday morning | Local News | paysonroundup.com

A snapped power line left most of Pine without power from about 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. A resident saw a power line dangling over the

Jan 11, 2022

Sierra storm recovery: PG&E gives update on power restoration efforts in Northern California

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in 20 California counties to help support local governments through ongoing storm response efforts, ?as tens of thousands of people remain without power in the Sierra.

Jan 1, 2022

Power outages in Stewartville and High Forest Township could last until Friday | News | kimt.com

Local electric co-op says crews are hard at work restoring power.

Dec 16, 2021

US weather: More than 400K have no power across central states after storms deliver record spate of hurricane-force gusts | CNN Close icon

Intense storms delivered a destructive and record-setting spate of winds Wednesday from the Rockies to the Great Lakes, tearing off roofs, overturning trucks, shutting down a stretch of an interstate highway and even forcing evacuation of some air traffic controllers.

Dec 16, 2021

High wind warning issued in Iowa, widespread power outages expected

Forecasters warned Tuesday that winds on Wednesday could reach 75 mph in parts of Iowa during a windstorm.

Dec 15, 2021

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Was off nearly 3 hours on Sunday because someone took out a pole on Main Street. Came back up for us around 11.

Jace Helston | October 05, 2020  

Our power has been out for about 30 minutes. We live off Main Street.

Jack Sheppard | September 05, 2020  

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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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Forest City, Iowa

City Forest City
County Winnebago
State Iowa (IA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 50436

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