Power Outage in Wellton, AZ

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WMI&D Water & Power
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(928) 785-3351
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Xcel Energy
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Highline Electric Assn
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(970) 854-2236
Y-W Electric Association Inc
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(970) 345-2291

Wellton Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 3, 2017 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorms developed to the east of Yuma, and close to the town of Wellton, during the afternoon hours on August 3rd. Some of the stronger storms produced gusty and damaging microburst winds. According to local law enforcement, at 1615MST, 5 power poles were blown down about 5 miles to the west of Wellton and just north of Interstate 8. At the same time, a trained spotter reported several power poles down slightly further to the west, about 4 miles to the east of the town of Ligurta. The poles were located along Avenue 24. The microburst wind gusts that downed the poles were estimated to be as high as 70 mph.

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August 19, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

Strong thunderstorms developed across the southwest deserts during the afternoon hours on August 19th, and the stronger storms generated gusty and damaging outflow winds that impacted the town of Wellton on the Interstate 8 corridor east of Yuma. At 1600MST, local law enforcement reported that multiple power lines were down in the town of Wellton, and a power outage resulted due to the downed lines. No injuries were reported. Peak wind gusts were estimated to be at least as high as 60 mph.

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July 24, 2009 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several power poles were downed due to strong thunderstorm winds.

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February 23, 2005 - Thunderstorm Wind

Three power poles down due to winds and rain.

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August 7, 2001 - Thunderstorm Wind

Severe thunderstorm wind gusts blew down several electric power poles and uprooted many small trees.

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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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Wellton, Arizona

City Wellton
County Yuma
State Arizona (AZ)
Country United States
Zip Codes 85356

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