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Tacoma Power Outages Caused by Weather
After heavy rain and high winds arrived in Western Washington, several areas are still dealing with power outages.
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.
Widespread rain will create a chance for flooding in western Washington between Nov. 3-5.
A storm inbound for western Washington is expected to bring the triple threat of flooding rain, damaging winds, and heavy mountain snow.
More than 300 still without power after morning thunderstorms across Puget Sound – KIRO 7 News Seattle
Significant power outages and traffic congestion after a car crashes into a transformer in Redmond – KIRO 7 News Seattle
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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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