Crews restore power to most windstorm outage customers

Crews working through Saturday night and Sunday have restored power to all but 803 customers who lost power during the Oct. 25-26 windstorm.

The customers who remain without power are likely connected to smaller side lines. These lines involve fewer buildings and are often the hardest to repair. We estimate that crews will restore these connections late tonight or early into Monday morning.  If your home is not connected, please call 206-684-3000 so that we can restore power.

In the meantime, here are some tips to help you cope:

  • Cold weather is especially hard on infants, children and the elderly. Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing, covering the head, feet and hands.
  • Close doors, windows and curtains to keep the heat in. Use your fireplace safely.
  • Use hot water sparingly. Most water heaters are insulated and will keep water hot for up to three days, depending on how much you use.
  • In most cases, food should be safe if refrigerators and freezers remain closed while the power is out. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • Stock up on canned and dried foods for a quick and easy meal.
  • Know how to use the manual override of your electric garage door.
  • Know which exit door to use in a secured building.
  • Sometimes alarm systems are triggered when the power goes out. You may wish to make appropriate arrangements with your carrier.
  • Turn off your desk computer.
  • If you see downed lines near you, please do not approach. Stay at least 30 feet away and call 911.

For outage details, please check our outage map at seattle.gov/light/sysstat/