Power Outage in Taos, NM

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December 15, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Snow squall. An intense line of thunderstorms with rain and snow moved quickly through Taos County early in the morning. An AWOS station in Taos measured a peak wind gust of 62 mph, but damage estimates within the city and surrounding areas indicate wind speeds of 80 to 100 mph as these high winds caused extensive damage. These thunderstorms produced a 2.9 mile long swath of damage from Blueberry Hill Road to El Prado oriented in an east-northeast direction. Six to seven homes sustained roof damage while one single wide mobile home was moved off its foundation. Numerous trees were snapped at the base with other large limbs downed, and at least two power poles were snapped at their bases. Two homes sustained significant roof damage with the aluminum roofing peeled completely off the homes. On a two story home, three-quarters of its roof was missing with part of its second story destroyed. At another home, a trampoline was found fifty feet in the air stuck in a tree. A radio tower was also downed which resulted in a power outage to the northern half of the city. Several schools in the area cancelled classes for the day while government offices were also closed. Taos County declared a State of Emergency, and COVID-19 vaccination sites were temporarily transformed into shelters for displaced people. Damages are a rough estimate.

Taos - El Prado


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Nov 8, 2022

Power restored for more than 3,000 in Albuquerque Open Navigation Close Navigation

PNM's website appears to be currently down, and there is no way to view the outage map. However, their Twitter said the following areas are included in the outage: La Orilla Northwest (North), Duerksen Road Northwest (South), Winterhaven Road Northwest (East), and Unser Boulevard (West).

Oct 2, 2022

After outage, residents at Railyard Flats may be asked to fully vacate apartments | Local News | santafenewmexican.com

The cause of what was determined to be a severe electrical problem remains unidentified, and residents are living in limbo.

Jun 29, 2022

New Mexico Co-ops Confront Wildfires - America's Electric Cooperatives

New Mexico’s electric co-ops are facing wildfire challenges, and crews can’t fully assess damage and begin repairs until some fires are contained.

May 13, 2022

Ruidoso fire prompts power outage, evacuations Open Navigation Close Navigation

Ruidoso Schools have evacuated all students from Sierra Vista, White Mountain, Ruidoso Middle School and Ruidoso High School to the Ruidoso Convention Center.

Apr 12, 2022

A large solar storm could knock out the power grid and the internet – an electrical engineer explains how | KRQE News 13 Open Navigation Close Navigation

(THE CONVERSATION) On Sept. 1 and 2, 1859, telegraph systems around the world failed catastrophically. The operators of the telegraphs reported receiving electrical shocks, telegraph paper catching fire, and being able to operate equipment with batteries disconnected. During the evenings, the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the northern lights, could be seen as far south […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mar 19, 2022

Strong winds, snowstorms to sweep through New Mexico

Much of New Mexico will be dealing with difficult weather, including strong winds and snowstorms, triggering a weather alert day.

Feb 23, 2022

Threat of summer power outages raises concerns | Local News | santafenewmexican.com

The state Public Regulation Commission rang alarms Wednesday over the potential for electricity shortages this summer.

Feb 10, 2022

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Storm, which unloaded heavy snow and ice from New Mexico to Maine, snarled traffic and cancelled thousands of flights.

Feb 4, 2022

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Gusdorf Rd, power outage last nigh/ early AM, and just now for about 1/2 hr. WHAT THE F**K'S GOING ON WITH ALL THE POWOR OUTAGES? 3 IN ONLY 2 DAYS?

MANNY LIEBERMAN | December 25, 2021  

Power still out this morning. Flickered on last night for 1-2 minutes a few times last night but that’s been it. Power seems to be on in the rest of the neighborhood.

CJ | October 13, 2021  

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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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Taos, New Mexico

City Taos
County Taos
State New Mexico (NM)
Country United States
Zip Codes 87571

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