While a White Christmas may be great for the memory book, the current forecasts calling for heavy wet snow and windy conditions over the holiday weekend in the Northwest should have you reaching for your family emergency plan as well.
“Winter storms can cause issues that lead to power outages,” said Justin Bukartek director of emergency management at Pacific Power. “We are always prepared to respond with crews ready to repair damage as fast as possible to reduce the amount of time any customer is without service.”
To ensure that you are prepared for outages, it is important to maintain an Emergency Outage Kit that includes the following:
- Battery-operated radio and clock
- Extra batteries
- Non-perishable foods
- Manual can opener
- Bottled water
If a power outage occurs, Pacific Power encourages customers to first check their fuses and circuit breakers.
If the power failure is not caused inside the home or business, customers should report the outage to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088 or by texting OUT to 722797.