Power Outage in Yakima, WA

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Pacific Power
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Klickitat PUD
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Benton Rural Electric Association
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Yakima Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 29, 2013 - Thunderstorm Wind

Local news reported trees and power lines down on cars and homes in a mobile home park near East 3rd St. and East E St.

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June 29, 2013 - Thunderstorm Wind

Yakima Herold reported to NWS that a blue spruce tree fell to the ground in West Valley with flooding along a pasture. Another car nearby was smashed by a falling tree. Several power outages were observed.

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July 8, 2012 - Thunderstorm Wind

Strong gusty winds downed power lines and trees. Heavy rainfall caused minor flooding.

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May 19, 2004 - Flash Flood

A weather spotter reported .50 inches of rain in 30 minutes in Yakima from a nearly stationary storm. This resulted in deep water on 56th Avenue and Summitview in Yakima, with cars stalling out and forcing a lane closure. During the storm, 60 Pacific Power customers lost electricity.

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August 5, 2003 - Thunderstorm Wind

Strong winds associated with a thunderstorm knocked down several trees, and knocked out power to about 750 customers. A weather spotter five miles east of Yakima reported a wind gust to 55 MPH at 4:59 PM PST. The Yakima ASOS at the Yakima airport reported a peak wind gust to 53 MPH at 4:54 PM PST. The property damage from this event is estimated at $2,000.

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May 30, 2020

A major severe weather event by Pacific Northwest standards occurred over central and northeast Oregon and southeast Washington on May 30th. A powerful upper level storm system moved across the area during the afternoon and evening helping to trigger severe thunderstorms. The airmass was unusually unstable for this area of the country with surface dewpoints well into the 60s. With strong upper level winds in place the stage was set for numerous fast moving intense storms through the afternoon and early evening. Numerous reports of damaging winds were received across southeast Washington as the storms moved through.

July 8, 2012

An upper level disturbance moved north from central Oregon into eastern Washington during the evening. Triple digit temperatures during the day provided ample instability for locally severe thunderstorms. Pacific Power reported around 2,000 customers between Wapato and Selah lost power due to the storm.

April 23, 2005

Strong wind gusts associated with thunderstorms knocked down power lines in Selah and damaged pole equipment.

June 27, 2001

Several severe thunderstorms crossed the Lower Yakima Valley, causing tremendous damage to structures and the area's fruit crops. Hail, combined with high winds, bruised or knocked off many of the region's cherries, apples, pears, and grapes. Much of the agricultural damage was concentrated around the towns of Zillah and Toppenish. A representative with the Northwest State Horticultural Council estimated that around 1/3 of the state's entire cherry crop, a 120 million dollar industry, was lost. The storms, which occurred near the beginning of the cherry harvest, threw an estimated 6000 industry employees out of work. Widespread high winds estimated at 70 mph or more damaged several buildings in Grandview and caused power outages that affected around 15,000 customers in the towns of Toppenish, Buena and Zillah. In Zillah, the roof of one home was completely blown away, while in Buena, twenty eight distribution poles and two major transmission lines were downed. A tractor-trailer truck was blown on its side, closing State Highway 22 for 3 hours near Toppenish. Along Highway 97 one mile north of Toppenish, a billboard and many power poles were knocked down.


UW Huskies overcome mistakes — plus a power outage — to outlast Oregon State | UW Sports | yakimaherald.com

The Huskies overcame a minefield of mistakes in the first half — and a power outage in the second — to deliver a gutsy win over the No. 24 Beavers.

Nov 5, 2022

Crews work to restore service for thousands still without power | News | khq.com

SPOKANE, Wash. - Strong winds moved through the Inland Northwest Friday night into Saturday morning, at one point leaving more than 26,000 people without power.

Nov 5, 2022

Party in Husky Stadium: UW players danced their way through delay when lights went out | UW Sports | yakimaherald.com

During a 25-minute delay when the lights went out at Husky Stadium, Miley Cyrus' 'Party in the USA' blasted, players danced and the Huskies seized momentum in an eventual victory

Nov 5, 2022

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Sep 29, 2022

Outages leave over 5,000 Avista customers without power | News | khq.com

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday evening, numerous outages in the Spokane area have left around 5,000 Avista customers without power.

Sep 3, 2022

Repairs planned for Yakima airport tower after fatal car crash | Local | yakimaherald.com

Three months after it was struck in a fatal traffic accident, officials announced the Yakima Air Terminal air traffic control tower will be repaired thanks to a $267,000 grant from

Aug 24, 2022

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it's back on

Sherryn frazier | July 31, 2020  

at 18th and Bonnie doone, when will the power be back on

Kimberly Mock | July 31, 2020  

lost power @ 11:50pm, any eta when we'll get it back?

D palmer | July 30, 2020  

I live at 1528 Mcknley Ave. Power went off at 11:00pm last night. Any estimates of how long we will be without power?

James Moberly | July 25, 2020  

I live at 3rd Ave. and Nob Hill. How long will the power be out?

Mindy Duncan | May 30, 2020  

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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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Yakima, Washington

City Yakima
County Yakima
State Washington (WA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 98901, 98902, 98903, 98904, 98907, 98908, 98909

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