Wind Storm Preparation Reminder From Snohomish PUD

November 17, 2020

Everett

We like to run these from time to time when the weather folks say it might get windy. Today seemed right.

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The National Weather Service is forecasting a high wind warning for Tuesday. The forecast calls for wind gusts as high as 60 mph in the Northwest interior, including Camano Island and north Snohomish County. High winds can cause power outages when limbs and trees fall into power lines and poles.

Your safety is our top concern. The PUD will be monitoring weather conditions to ensure personnel are available to respond quickly and efficiently to power outages. Thank you for your support of our teams as they work as safely as possible to get every customer back in power as quickly as possible.

With more customers working and doing school from home during the pandemic, it’s important to be prepared for potential outages. Here’s a list of things to do to be prepared:

 

  • Have an emergency kit, with flashlights, batteries, drinking water, food bars, blankets, first aid supplies, a manual can opener and other essential items.
  • Stay informed with the PUD outage map, Facebook and Twitter posts, and our updates to local radio news and TV stations.
  • Report outages via our online Outage Center or by phone to 425-783-1001.
  • Plan ahead if you have special medical needs. Have a back-up generator or make arrangements with family or friends to get to a location with electricity.

Never use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside the home, basement, garage or outside the home near a window.



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