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(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Two power outages are planned for select areas of Millcreek this week. According to the Millcreek Township Office of Emergency Management, the outages will impact two separate groups. One group will see an 8-hour outage on Aug. 9. The other group will see a 30-minute outage before and after the 8-hour outage. The […]
Wild weather hit the area Friday night bringing much needed rain, but also causing some major problems across Erie County. Thousands of people were without power for a short time Friday due to the storm. At one point, nearly 5,000 people were without power. This was the scene Friday just after 6 p.m. in […]
After losing power on Monday, more than 2,000 I&M customers will finally get their electricity back on Friday.
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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.