Power Outage in Honesdale, PA

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PPL Electric
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Grundy Electric Coop, Inc
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Georgia Power
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DTE Energy
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Niagara Mohawk Power
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Honesdale Power Outages Caused by Weather


May 15, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

Sporadic tree and structural damage from this microburst was first noted near the intersection of Eighmy and Nobles Roads, where a poorly anchored storage building was |overturned by thunderstorm winds. Additional trees were snapped and uprooted as |the line of thunderstorms continued moving eastward, with several power poles and |powerlines also blown down. Minor roof damage was noted to several homes, with a |few storage buildings receiving heavy damage. Wind speeds appeared to intensify |near the Delaware River, where wind swaths of trees were almost completely blown |down along River Road. Several trees fell on an SUV parked near a home, but |fortunately, no one was in the vehicle. A report of damage to a school transport |van was also received.

Calkins - Milanville
May 15, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

Damage was first noted just northwest of Waymart, where several large branches were observed to have snapped in a thicket of mixed hardwood and softwood trees. Trees continued to be either uprooted or snapped as the line continued moving eastward, with at least sporadic tree damage noted in a one mile wide swath along the damage path. Damage to barns was noted, with at least one poorly attached structure shifted in its entirety on its foundation. Power poles were snapped, with additional damage done to the roof and/or facade of several buildings. After producing damage at Prompton State |Park, the Honesdale Golf Club lost 30 trees during the storm. However, the most |significant damage was noted at a cemetery in Honesdale, where nearly 75 trees |were estimated to have been lost near the end of the microburst.

Waymart - Honesdale
May 31, 2017 - Thunderstorm Wind

A thunderstorm moved across the region and became severe. This thunderstorm produced severe winds and knocked over trees and power lines. There were multiple power outages across the area.

Braman - Braman
May 26, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees were blown down county-wide. 10000 customers were without power.

Honesdale - Honesdale
July 21, 2003 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and wires down in the towns of Waymart, Honesdale, Salem, and Bethany. 8,000 electric customers lost power.

Countywide - Countywide


June 3, 2023

One storm in Northeastern Pennsylvania took advantage of limited instability in the region and quickly became severe with large hail. No damage, other than power outages, was mentioned in the lone report.


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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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Honesdale, Pennsylvania

City Honesdale
County Wayne
State Pennsylvania (PA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 18431

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