Power Outage in Tacoma, WA

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Power outage in Tacoma, Washington? Contact your local utility company.

Tacoma Public Utilities
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(253) 502-8602
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Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light
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(855) 841-2178
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Parkland Light & Water Company
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(253) 531-5666
Lakeview Light & Power
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(253) 584-6060

Tacoma Power Outages Caused by Weather


October 10, 2015 - Heavy Rain

A landslide closed southbound Schuster Parkway in Tacoma on the afternoon of Oct 10th after a burst of heavy rain moved through Pierce County. The heavy rain and wind also caused sporadic power outages and some spinouts elsewhere in Pierce County. A part of I-705 was also closed at South 11th Street due to flooding. ||Runoff from the heavy rainfall overwhelmed drainage systems near Tacoma's Stadium High School resulting water and debris running through the campus and tumbling into and flooding the football field.

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May 13, 2013 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds knocked down trees which caused local power outages and damage. In Edgewood a tree fell on a home.

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More than 40K still without power; some areas could see light snow - MyNorthwest.com

After heavy rain and high winds arrived in Western Washington, several areas are still dealing with power outages.

Nov 7, 2022

Sequim residents see brunt of weekend outages | Sequim Gazette

Power poles snapped, trees toppled, fences fell and many more things went airborne as much of the Sequim area went dark due to high winds and heavy rains on Friday, Nov. 4.

Nov 7, 2022

The timeline, impacts of the rain around Seattle amid Flood Watch | king5.com

Widespread rain will create a chance for flooding in western Washington between Nov. 3-5.

Nov 4, 2022

PNW storm: How to report a power outage and ways to stay safe | KOMO

A storm inbound for western Washington is expected to bring the triple threat of flooding rain, damaging winds, and heavy mountain snow.

Nov 3, 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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Tacoma, Washington

City Tacoma
County Pierce
State Washington (WA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 98401, 98402, 98403, 98404, 98405, 98406, 98407, 98408, 98409, 98411

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