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Whipping winds reaching up to 75 mph breezed through Western Washington, leaving 19,000 Jefferson County residents without power for extended periods of time over the weekend. Some homes and …
Most regain power, but some without heat until Monday or Tuesday
A severe weather system bringing widespread rain and strong wind gusts throughout the Puget Sound has left hundreds of thousands without power over the weekend. Crews all around the region are cleaning up debris, and some homeowners are dealing with trees that have fallen through their homes.
Extreme heat could stress California grid, trigger calls for consumers to conserve - The San Diego Union-Tribune
California grid operator warns extreme heat in coming days may trigger calls to conserve energy. Temperatures expected to increase and intensify through the Labor Day weekend
Port Townsend woman banned from local pool for "being discriminatory" and rude to staffMyClallamCounty.com | MyClallamCounty.com
Port Townsend woman banned from local pool for “being discriminatory” and rude to staff
Port Townsend Paper mill fined $27K for water violations
Some outages continue
BPA line to West End re-energized after nothing was found
Winter storm turns off heat for many, drops more than a foot of snow in some areas of Peninsula | Peninsula Daily News
Entire Peninsula in deep freeze
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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.