Power Outage in Sikes, LA

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Sikes Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 21, 2012 - Tornado

An EF0 briefly tornado touched down south of Sikes, Louisiana along Hwy. 499. A few trees were snapped on the west side of the highway near the Parish Road 1134 and Hwy. 499 intersection. No structures or powerlines were damaged. The tornado was moving north northeast and lifted in a cleared area before reaching the community of Sikes.

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July 19, 2006 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous trees and powerlines were downed across the eastern portion of the parish.

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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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Sikes, Louisiana

City Sikes
County Winn
State Louisiana (LA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 71473

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