Power Outages

5 months ago

Reporting an Outage

PSE Outage MapThe City does not own or manage powerlines. Please call Puget Sound Energy to report power outages and hear about service updates (number: 1-888-225-5773). Customers can also view an outage map with estimated power restoration times at www.pse.com/outage/outage-map.

Please do not call 9-1-1 for non-emergency questions, such as power outage duration or reasons for the outage.

What to Do During a Power Outage

  • Stay away from downed power lines and sagging trees with broken limbs. If you encounter downed power lines and no signage or utility crews in the area, call 9-1-1.
  • Turn off lights and electrical appliances except for the refrigerator and freezer. A closed refrigerator will stay cold for up to 12 hours.
  • Turn light switches and buttons on lamps or appliances to the “off” position.
  • Unplug computers and other sensitive equipment to protect them from possible power surges when the power is restored.
  • Leave one lamp on so you will know when power is restored. Wait at least 15 minutes after power is restored before turning on other appliances.
  • Never use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues or portable or propane heaters for indoor heating—they use oxygen and create carbon monoxide that can cause suffocation.
  • Use battery-operated flashlights or glow sticks for lighting vs. candles.

For more information and safety tips visit the Washington State Department of Health's Power Outages information page.
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