Alerts and advisories

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.

Ready to respond

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for areas of western Whatcom and Skagit Counties today through 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 with expected winds of 30-45 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph.

We're closely watching the forecast and are preparing for potential power outages in our service area. Our crews are ready to deploy with assignments when outages occur and as soon as it's safe to do so.

We prepare our electric system for storms year-round, including trimming trees and completing electric reliability projects to strengthen our system.

As we prepare for storm conditions, we encourage our customers to do the same:

  • Make sure to have emergency supplies on hand at home and in your vehicle, such as extra batteries, flashlights and food
  • Have a battery-powered radio ready to go
  • Charge cell phones and mobile devices in case the power goes out
  • Avoid opening and closing refrigerators and freezers more often than necessary. A closed refrigerator will stay cold for up to 12 hours
  • Turn off lights and unplug all appliances and sensitive electronic equipment, such as computers, to prevent an overload on your circuits when electric service is restored. Leave one light on to let you know when service returns
  • Download the myPSE app to track and report outages, check status and get estimated restoration times, or visit pse.com/outagemap 
  • Previous updates

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 – 4:30 p.m.

    Preparing for outages

    The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for areas of western Whatcom and Skagit Counties from 7 p.m. this evening through 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 with expected winds of 30-45 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph.

    We’re closely watching the forecast and are preparing for potential power outages in our service area. Our crews are ready to deploy with assignments when outages occur and as soon as it’s safe to do so.

    We prepare our electric system for storms year-round, including trimming trees and completing electric reliability projects to strengthen our system.

    As we prepare for storm conditions, we encourage our customers to do the same:

    • Make sure to have emergency supplies on hand at home and in your vehicle, such as extra batteries, flashlights and food
    • Have a battery-powered radio ready to go
    • Charge cell phones and mobile devices in case the power goes out
    • Avoid opening and closing refrigerators and freezers more often than necessary. A closed refrigerator will stay cold for up to 12 hours
    • Turn off lights and unplug all appliances and sensitive electronic equipment, such as computers, to prevent an overload on your circuits when electric service is restored. Leave one light on to let you know when service returns
    • Download the myPSE app to track and report outages, check status and get estimated restoration times, or visit pse.com/outagemap 

Safety first

  • Do not use charcoal or a gas grill to cook indoors.
    Never use a natural gas range for heating, or charcoal as an indoor heating source.
    This can cause a buildup of poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
  • If you choose to use a portable home generator, read the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe operation of the generator.
    Do not operate generators indoors or in enclosed spaces to avoid the buildup of carbon monoxide.
  • If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials
  • Always use flashlights instead of candles.
  • Never touch or go within 35 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized.
    Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.
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Safety first. Never touch or go within 30 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized. Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.

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