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SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now, thousands of people in the region are without power as a thunderstorm rolls in.
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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
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A windstorm roared into the Spokane region Monday afternoon, snapping branches, toppling trees and knocking out power to about 40,000 homes and businesses at its peak.
Tuesday outages expected as Avista implements rolling blackouts to 'alleviate strain' during heat wave | The Spokesman-Review Arrow-right Camera The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Avista implemented “temporary unplanned power outages,” otherwise known as rolling blackouts, on Monday as temperatures reached a record-tying 105 degrees in Spokane and put a “strain on the electric system,” the utility said in a news release.
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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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