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Urbandale Power Outages Caused by Weather
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More than 5,000 MidAmerican Energy customers in Des Moines lost power because of thunderstorms Sunday night.
Some MidAmerican Energy customers knew they would not have power in the morning.
There were 118 severe thunderstorm and 71 tornado warnings across Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa Wednesday night.
With high winds forecast in Iowa Wednesday, widespread power outages are expected. Here's how you can report it if it happens to you.
Around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, MidAmerican's website reported more than 10,000 customers were without power. By 8:00 a.m., that number had dropped below 2,000.
As of 9 p.m. Saturday, 4,000 customers in the Des Moines metro area were without power.
More than 400,000 were still without power hours Tuesday after Monday's storm brought wind gusts that reached over 100 mph in some parts of Iowa.
According to an outage map, 4,468 customers were affected by the outage Sunday at noon.
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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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