October Windstorm

Damage assessment and restoration efforts continue

Damaging winds and rain caused power outages across our service area yesterday morning and into the afternoon and evening hours. While a wind advisory for the East Puget Sound Lowlands expired yesterday at 6 p.m., a high wind warning remains in effect in parts of our Northern service area until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. With the high forecasted winds today we anticipate the possibility of more outages, causing restoration efforts to continue for some time. With the need to ensure crew safety in high winds, restorations may take longer during this time, so we request customers to please plan accordingly.

The majority of current outages are concentrated in King and Pierce counties, with especially hard hit areas in and around Enumclaw, Graham, Issaquah, Orting, Redmond, Sammamish, Skykomish and Snoqualmie. With active weather expected to continue throughout the day Monday and into Tuesday, we will continue to respond to new outages as they occur.

Storm response personnel are in the field assessing damage and restoring power to customers as it is safe to do so, and our Emergency Coordination Center is fully staffed supporting local storm bases working on restoration efforts. We have also called in crews from outside our region for additional restoration support.


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