Power Outage in Quartzsite, AZ

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Quartzsite Power Outages Caused by Weather


November 28, 2019 - Flash Flood

A powerful Pacific low pressure system developing over the desert southwest led to widespread rain across portions of La Paz County during the evening hours. Rain was moderate to heavy at times and resulted in some flash flooding that occurred near the community of Quartzsite. According to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office, at 2022MST flash flooding resulted in all washes being flooded out along Highway 95 from milepost 90 north to the town of Quartzsite. The report was initiated from French Creek in the middle of the flooded area. Fortunately there were no reports of accidents in the area due to the flooded roads and hazardous driving conditions.

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July 10, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

Isolated high based thunderstorms developed across La Paz county during the evening hours on July 10th. The storms produced wind gusts estimated to be in excess of 50 knots. Video footage taken by an amateur photographer showed several power poles being snapped by high winds along highway 95 north of Quartzsite. Video footage indicated that the poles were snapped between mileposts 112 and 113 on highway 95. Additional public reports indicated a total of 17 power poles were blown over or snapped by high winds.

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July 21, 2005 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power poles down.

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September 19, 2004 - Thunderstorm Wind

Winds knocked down 3 power poles resulting in a 12 hour power outage for Quartzsite residents.

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September 2, 2003 - Thunderstorm Wind

Extensive damage in town due to microburst winds. Power poles were knocked down and trailers were overturned. The Desert Gardens Mobile Home and Car Sales sustained the heaviest damage with several mobile homes destroyed.. Signs along I-10 were blown down, and Arizona highway 95 was closed for a short time.

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Storms hit throughout Arizona Saturday | 12news.com

By Saturday night most of Arizona will be in an 80% chance to get precipitation. Special weather statements are in place.

Oct 15, 2022

Live blog: The latest monsoon storm updates in Arizona | 12news.com

Storms will generate outflows, strong winds, and blowing dust far ahead of the rainfall. The risk for blowing dust and poor visibility remains high Friday evening.

Aug 12, 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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Quartzsite, Arizona

City Quartzsite
County La Paz
State Arizona (AZ)
Country United States
Zip Codes 85346, 85359

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