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Power lines downed as fierce windstorm blows across basin | Columbia Basin Herald

MOSES LAKE — Damage was minimal in the Columbia Basin following Friday night’s windstorm even as recorded gusts topped 50 miles per hour in some parts of the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Spokane. NWS meteorologist Charlotte Dewey said the high wind recorded at the Grant County International Airport was 49 miles per hour, while the NWS recorded winds of 66 miles per hour in Mattawa — the highest speed in the county. Gusts of up to 51 miles per hour were recorded in Quincy, with winds reaching 41 miles per hour in Othello, 49 miles per hour in Ritzville, and 40 miles per hour in Lind. “The storm was pretty potent,” Dewey said. Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kyle Foreman said damage in Grant County was restricted to downed power lines, though there was a chimney fire in the 10000 block of Kory Lane north of Moses Lake that the wind pushed down the chimney. Foreman said crews from Grant County Fire District 5 responded and took care of the fire quickly.

Nov 5, 2022

Planned Power Outages in Grangeville, Elk City Expected to Affect Approximately 390 Avista Customers | Idaho | bigcountrynewsconnection.com

GRANGEVILLE - On Friday, October 7 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., approximately 390 Avista customers in Grangeville and Elk City will experience a planned power outage,

Sep 28, 2022

Weather Authority Alert: Thunderstorm puts thousands without power | News | khq.com

SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now, thousands of people in the region are without power as a thunderstorm rolls in.

Aug 11, 2022

Planned Power Outage for Colton, Uniontown, Genesee and Surrounding Area set for Aug. 11 | Idaho | bigcountrynewsconnection.com

COLTON - Approximately 1,314 Avista electric customers in Colton, Uniontown, and Genesee will experience a planned power outage on Thursday, Aug 11. The planned outage will begin at 10:00 p.m.

Aug 1, 2022

Unusual moisture dumps rain across Inland Northwest, with more expected next weekend | The Spokesman-Review Arrow-right Camera The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Inland Northwest rain storms continued after the weekend due to an unusual amount of moisture in the atmosphere, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said. The weather will improve this week, but the high moisture will likely return over next weekend. 

Jun 6, 2022

LIVE UPDATES: Tracking power outages and damage from winds in the Spokane area and north Idaho | News | khq.com

SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ has placed a Weather Authority Alert for strong winds throughout Monday afternoon and into the evening. There's a potential for gusts approaching 50-60 mph which could

Apr 5, 2022

Planned Power Outage on April 5 to Affect Avista Customers in East Lewiston | Idaho | bigcountrynewsconnection.com

LEWISTON - On Tuesday, April 5 between the hours of 4:00 - 7:00 a.m., some Avista Utilities customers in the Lewiston area will experience a planned power outage.

Mar 30, 2022

Some Clearwater Power Customers to Experience Planned Outage on Sunday, March 27 | Idaho | bigcountrynewsconnection.com

POTLATCH - On Sunday, March 27, Clearwater Power customers located in the areas shown on the attached map will experience a planned electrical power outage between the hours of 8:00am

Mar 21, 2022

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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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Lewiston, Idaho

City Lewiston
County Nez Perce
State Idaho (ID)
Country United States
Zip Codes 83501