NWS: Straight-line winds upwards of 100 MPH caused damage, power outages in Gilmer
GILMER, Tx. - After storms pushed through east Texas early Monday morning, many residents in Upshur County woke up without power. The outage affected more than 1,000 residents.
How to Report Power Outages
Prepared by: David Blount, Public Affairs Specialist February 12, 2014 How to Report Power Outages The quickest and easiest way residents can report a power outage is by using Duke Energy Progress’ toll-free automated voice-response telephone system by calling 1-800-419-6356 After dialing the number, a brief message will offer the latest restoration information. Callers can then select whether they are reporting an outage or have an…
What Causes Power Outages?
We’ve all been there. You’re simply going about your day when—BAM—the power goes out. The weather’s fine, so what’s the deal Believe it or not, there are many reasons you could be out of power, aside from bad weather. Anything from a curious critter to human error could be the cause. Read on to find out all of the elements that can affect your power supply. Weather Weather is probably the most well-known reason for power outages. It’s also the most common. According…
Power Outages and Hot Tubs
In years past Ice storms have left thousands of people without power. Figuring out ways to keep your family warm is easy, but what do you do with your hot tub If you have a fully insulated Hot Spring Spa you should be ok for up to 5 days. DO NOT DRAIN YOUR SPA! This won’t help because you don’t have power to run a shop vac to blow out the lines/components. DO NOT CALL OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT until after you have done…
What to do During a Power Outage
The spring season means warmer weather, sunshine, blooming flowers, and people trading pants for shorts. Another occurrence of spring: storms. Lots of them. These storms are great to help give our plants water and keep us out of a drought. On the negative side, sometimes these storms can cause temporary power outages. To make the situation easier and as safe as possible, here’s some information on what you can do during a short term power outage First things first, check out the window…
4 Tips for Creating Show-Stopping, Jaw-Dropping Events
Production company that brings buzz to Burning Man and Bonnaroo offers insights on how to elevate events way beyond the ordinary.
Are Solar-Powered Batteries the Answer to Power Outages?
Over the past few years, several wildfires have been blamed on power lines downed during periods of low humidity and gusty winds, which typically occur in the fall. The 2018 Camp fire, sparked by downed power lines, was the deadliest in California history, claiming 85 lives and causing more than an estimated $16 billion in damages.
How to Prepare for a Power Outage
Since most power outages occur during the spring and summers months, this article will focus on power outages in warmer weather. If you experience an outage in cold weather, make sure you have an alternative heat source such as a propane-powered heater and lots of fuel! Either that, or you’ll need a generator. This past …
January 20-21 Sequim Area Power Outage
At approximately 8:01pm on Wednesday, January 20, PUD customers in the Sequim area (including all customers east of the Dungeness River) experienced a power outage. This power outage was the result of high winds that caused a transmission line in the Happy Valley area to “trip.” The cause was a tree in the line near the Sunland Substation. 11,802 customers were affected by this PUD crews…
Power Outages Top 593,000 Mark
Emergency responders urged people who still had power to stay home and charge their devices.
What to do in a Power Outage
With the high winds last week and the snowstorms this week, it’s important to know what to do when the power goes out. The Detroit Free Press stated last week that over one million utility customers in Michigan were out of power. DTE Energy called last week’s windstorm one of the largest weather events in …
Kenya: Geothermal Power from Olkaria to Solve Power Outage Problems in West
How To Prepare For A Power Outage
Although a power outage can be frustrating, being properly prepared can take away a lot of the stress that ensues as you sit and wait for help to arrive.
Getting prepared before a power outage
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Power Outage Tips
As part of Preparedness Month we have power outage tips to keep you safe and ready for the unexpected, What should you do before, and during a power outage?
How to prepare for a power outage
Power outages are expected Wednesday with a High Wind Warning in Metro Detroit.
What Happens When an Electric Power Outage is Reported at Unitil?
Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons, including weather or motor vehicle accidents—or for planned equipment upgrades and line maintenance. Learn ...
How to Survive a Power Outage
A little preparation goes a long way when it comes to comfortably surviving a power outage.
Business Power Outage Tips
Power outages due to stormy weather, other natural disaster or technical malfunctions in power system can disrupt any commercial or business operations. Loss of electricity in company buildings and business establishments means no lights or power to run electrical equipment which is critical in business procedures. It’s important to be prepared for power outages and to have power restored as soon as possible to ensure business…
The Power Outage Survival Guide
When you're struck by a blackout, brownout, or sudden power surge, follow these tips to safeguard your home's electronics and appliances—and your family—until the lights come back on.