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Power Restored in SE Seattle, Skyway, Parts of Renton, Tukwila

Seattle City Light crews restored power Tuesday afternoon to all customers affected by a power outage in the Rainier View and West Hill neighborhoods of Seattle along with Skyway, and parts of Renton and Tukwila.

Power Outage in SE Seattle, Skyway, Parts of Tukwila, Renton

Seattle City Light crews were responding to a power outage in the Rainier View and West Hill neighborhoods of Seattle along with Skyway, and parts of Rentonand Tukwila on Tuesday afternoon.

What’s in your emergency kit? Send pictures and win!

Are you ready for storm season? Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water. To encourage residents to prepare for winter, we want to see what you have in your kit. Send us a picture of the most creative item in your emergency kit: […]

Power Partially Restored to North Queen Anne

Crews have restored power to all but 120 customers affected by an outage earlier this afternoon. The 1:33 p.m, outage was caused by a tree touching power lines. It originally cut power to about 4,000 customers. For precise outage boundaries, visit our outage map at http://www.seattle.gov/light. Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric […]

Update your emergency preparedness kit and win a prize!

November isn’t just the beginning of the holiday season, it’s Preparedness Month. As we get ready to celebrate the holidays with our friends and families, it is also important to remember to locate and evaluate emergency preparedness kits. If you don’t have an emergency preparedness kit, it’s time to get… [ Keep reading ]

Power Outages in Queen Anne, Fremont, West Seattle

Seattle City Light crews are working to restore power to more than 4,000 customers affected by an outage in North Queen Anne, Discovery Park, and Fremont.

DAILY SHORT: Reining in the rain

The wettest period of the year is here. Mayor Mike McGinn joins the The Take Winter By Storm campaign to offer tips on how to clean your gutters and clear storm drains in your neighborhood. Take Winter By Storm is a collaborative, public-private effort spanning Western Washington to raise community awareness of hazardous weather and […]

Heavy Rains: Adopt your drain

Number one priority is safety: stay out of street when raking drains With a significant rainfall this week, Seattle Public Utilities is urging residents to adopt their local drains, and make sure they are free of leaves and debris. When bad weather hits this time of year, storm drains can easily become overwhelmed with leaves […]

Be Prepared: Take Winter by Storm

Did you know that during intense rain, flooding may occur without warning? Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family and property safe. Clear leaves and debris away from street drains in your neighborhood with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or other debris […]

Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes. Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more […]

Power Restored to West Seattle Customers

Seattle City Light crews restored service to all customers affected by this morning’s power outage in West Seattle’s Gatewood neighborhood. The outage was due to the failure of an underground power cable.

Crews Repairing Power in Gatewood Neighborhood

Seattle City Light crews are restoring power to homes and businesses in West Seattle’s Gatewood neighborhood. Up 3,257 customers were originally without power due to an underground equipment failure. Approximately, 725 customers remain without power. The estimated time of restoration for all customers is 7:45 a.m., today, Sunday, November 11.

Power Out in West Seattle’s Gatewood Neighborhood

There is a power outage in West Seattle’s Gatewood neighborhood. Cause is under investigation. Crews are responding.

Sandbags Available from Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers a limited number of free, filled sandbags during the fall months to households or business owners in flood-prone areas. If you’ve had or almost had flooding, consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property from debris. Sandbags must be […]

Mayor outlines Seattle’s winter storm preparedness efforts

Mayor Mike McGinn today encouraged residents to begin making annual preparations for the possibility of winter weather-related emergencies and updated the public on how the City is preparing for winter storms. McGinn described online tools available to the public to help them track storms and their impact on City services. He also described efforts the […]

City of Seattle Partial Data Center Shutdown Is Over, Online Applications Operating Normally

Work on the Seattle Municipal Tower electrical system has been completed ahead of schedule. The City’s website and online applications are up and running and no longer impacted by this maintenance work. Customer Service Bureau The Customer Service Bureau is closed for the Labor Day holiday. You can leave a… [ Keep reading ]

Utility bill payment to be available online during Labor Day weekend

Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light customers will be able to make utility bill payments online, including ebilling, while maintenance work affecting the City’s data center is being completed from August 31 to September 4. The only feature that will be unavailable to customers during this time is the… [ Keep reading ]

(Updated Friday 8/31) City of Seattle Partial Data Center Shutdown – Anticipated Impacts to Online Applications

City of Seattle Partial Data Center Shutdown Anticipated Impacts to Online Applications Updated as of August 31, 2012 Timeline Recent work on the electrical system has increased alternate power to the data center, lessening the impacts on the City’s online applications. The electrical maintenance work on the Data Center’s primary… [ Keep reading ]

Maintenance work during the Labor Day weekend will impact online services

Due to maintenance work in the Seattle Municipal Tower over Labor Day weekend, City web services may be impacted from Friday, August 31 until Tuesday, September 4. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause and urge you to plan in advance.

Details released on City operations and response to snow event

The City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center has released an update on City operations and response to the predicted snow event tonight and tomorrow. Severe weather shelters will open tonight for those in need and the Seattle Department of Transportation is now working 12-hour shifts for 24-hour operations. Seattle Public Utilities advises customers to treat […]

Update on snow event

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts that snow will likely begin to fall during this afternoon’s commute. People should consider finishing their afternoon commute early today. You can read here for more details on the forecast.

Inspect your property for signs of slope movement, Seattle now over landslide threshold

More than three inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours — pushing the Seattle area well over the landslide threshold. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) said the saturated soil means reduced soil stability and a greatly increased chance of landslides. If a landslide damages your property and you have an immediate concern for […]