Storm Update: Friday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued multiple wind advisories for Western Washington today. Peak gusts have been reported close to 80 mph in some locations. Forecasts predict that winds will calm this evening. Most of today’s wind advisories expired at 10 p.m.
The windy weather has caused outages around our service area; there are approximately 85,000 customers without power. We’ve opened our Emergency Coordination Center and local storm bases to coordinate restoration efforts.
The best place to find outage restoration times is by checking the PSE outage map at pse.com/outagemap, or by using the myPSE app. Regular updates and restoration times are posted as they are available. We are aware of issues with the outage map on our website earlier this evening, which appear to be resolved.
Our first step in restoring power is damage assessment: getting a look at what’s been done to the system and determining the extent of repairs that are needed. The process takes time, especially if weather remains an issue. Unsafe weather conditions can slow these efforts.
We understand how difficult it is to be without power. Our crews are working as quickly as they can to safely assess damage and make repairs to equipment.
If you are without power, remember:
Never use a natural gas range for heating, or charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.
If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials.
Always use flashlights instead of candles.
Report and track power outages online
Online outage reporting: pse.com/outage
Outage map: pse.com/outagemap
myPSE mobile app: pse.com/app