Preparing for an Electric Outage

Winter Electric Outages and Emergency Preparedness

No matter how well maintained and reliable our electric service normally is, harsh winter weather conditions can cause outages. We can expect outages from a variety of reasons - heavy snow that causes trees to fall into power lines, ice forming on lines and vehicles skidding into power poles. Even though our crews work hard to restore power as quickly as possible, outages are much easier to live with if you're prepared.

When an Outage Occurs

Check to see if your neighbors have electricity. If they do, check your service panel or breaker box to rule out problems with electricity inside your home. If you are sure the electrical outage is not a problem inside your home, call your Okanogan County PUD at 509-422-3310 (or after hours 1-800-922-7011) to report the outage. Don't be in the dark or keep us "in the dark". Help us help you- so please call us if the power goes out or stays out.

Be prepared with an Emergency Preparedness Kit. To read more about emergency preparedness, visit the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management website.