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Power outage in Toledo, Washington? Contact your local utility company.
Around 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, Winlock Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 104 SE Front Street in downtown Winlock. The Haunted Hostel, one of the last historic buildings left in the downtown area, was on fire.
Official complaints and general kibitzing from the Gridiron Grump on topics ranging from the merits of real grass to the prospects of local high school football teams in the state
US refining margins ticked up across the nation following a spate of unplanned refining fiascos, the beginning of seasonal turnarounds, and a pick up in Atlantic Basin storm activity which could threa
Front Street remained closed near the Toledo Shipyard in East Toledo while Toledo Edison crews replaced a utility pole and repaired other power-line damage ...
A wall of angry storms roared through Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania with heavy rains, hail and wind gusts of up to 80 mph in some areas.
Wind damage from thunderstorms that rolled through the area Monday evening appears to have been widespread, mostly taking down trees and branches and damaging nearby property.
Storms with winds as fast as 70 mph tore across the state.
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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.