Power Outage in Grinnell, IA

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Power outage in Grinnell, Iowa? Contact your local utility company.

Alliant Energy
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(800) 255-4268 Report Online
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MidAmerican Energy Company
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(888) 427-5632 Report Online
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T I P Rural Electric Coop
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(800) 934-7976
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Pella Cooperative Elec Assn
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(800) 619-1040
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City of Montezuma, IA
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(641) 623-5119

Grinnell Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 6, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

Emergency manager reported damage to utility poles, power lines down including high voltage lines, and debris throughout the city blocking streets. Time estimated from AWOS gusts.

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August 4, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

Local newspaper reported at least 15 to 20 trees down across the northern side of Grinnell, some 3 to 4 feet in diameter. Multiple trees fell and damaged building and house roofs. At least 12000 people without power in the area. Delayed report, and time estimated from radar.

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July 11, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees down, transformers down, and power outages.

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April 6, 2010 - Thunderstorm Wind

On the north edge of Grinnell, cars were reported off the road and flipped. Power lines were down and roofs were blown off homes.

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April 6, 2010 - Thunderstorm Wind

Two power poles were blown down and damage was reported to small buildings.

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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

Iowa declares disasters in 49 counties in wake of storms, tornadoes

There were 118 severe thunderstorm and 71 tornado warnings across Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa Wednesday night.

Dec 15, 2021

The residents of Grinnell, Iowa still have no power – call the governor! - Freedom Socialist Party

In light of the devastating windstorm that attacked central Iowa, and complete government inaction in Grinnell over the last 6 days, please take a moment to call Governor Kim Nelson of Iowa.

Aug 17, 2020

User Comments…

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The power has been restored. Sleep well Grinnell!

Franklin J. Helmenthuler | April 17, 2020  

Awful quiet tonight in Poweshiek County

Terry Kerrosel | April 17, 2020  

Randy Dangle here with an update on the lightswitch search...turns out i was feeling along the floor, not the wall. Dang the JimBeam. Lights still wont come on Dadgummit

Randy Dangle | April 17, 2020  

Glad i finally have a use for all those twenty dollar candles we been getting for Christmas. Thank you Alliant

Paul Fuggit | April 17, 2020  

So cold in Grinnell without heat. Wish i hadnt continued eating all that ice cream after the lights went out. Darnit Amanda!

Amanda Hugginkiss | April 17, 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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Grinnell, Iowa

City Grinnell
County Poweshiek
State Iowa (IA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 50112

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