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Power outage in Ketchum, Idaho? Contact your local utility company.
Idaho Power Co. has scheduled a maintenance-related power outage in the northern Wood River Valley from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, until approximately 6 a.m. the following morning.
High temperatures and wildfires have led to a strain on the power grid across the west, leading to Idaho Power asking customers to Lighten The Load and conserve.
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The latter’s approval came with a caveat that Idaho Power must submit additional info to separate costs between its Idaho and Eastern Oregon customer bases
Blaine County commissioners agreed this week to send in a $287,000 federal grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for preliminary scoping and design work on what could become
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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.