Power Outage in Karlstad, MN

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Otter Tail Power Company
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(800) 257-4044
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P K M Electric Coop, Inc
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Karlstad Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 20, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

The county highway department building was severely damaged. Equipment in the building was also damaged. Peak winds were estimated at 95 mph based on extreme structural damage and related tree damage. Trees and power lines were down all around Karlstad.

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August 12, 2006 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several trees and power lines were blown down in Karlstad. A portion of the Cenex fertilizer plant roof was blown off.

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July 31, 2006 - Thunderstorm Wind

The strong wind knocked down power lines.

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Wintry weather up north; metro thunderstorm chance; chilly weekend ahead | MPR News MPR News Twitter Facebook Mail Heart

Northern Minnesota will see very wintry weather Thursday, with heavy snow and areas of ice. We have an update on the winter storm and blizzard warnings up north, plus thunderstorm chances and plunging afternoon temperatures in the Twin Cities metro area.

Nov 10, 2022

Heavy snow, ice, wind rage across northern Minnesota; temps crash | MPR News MPR News Twitter Facebook Mail Heart

A significant wintry November storm is blasting our state, and it looks like the cold is here to stay.

Nov 10, 2022

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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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Karlstad, Minnesota

City Karlstad
County Kittson
State Minnesota (MN)
Country United States
Zip Codes 56732

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