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Smithville Power Outages Caused by Weather
It could be Friday before all electricity is restored in Wayne and Holmes counties. Meanwhile, many book hotel rooms or visit pools to cool off.
Nighttime wind gusts of up to 89 mph caused outages for nearly 11,000 residents in Wayne, Holmes and Ashland counties. Outages could last days.
Electricity was restored to the remaining 1,100 customers who were without power after an outage on Thursday.
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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.