One year after major windstorm, PUD offers tips for getting through an outage

Tree were uprooted at the northwest intersection of 196th Street SW and Highway 99 in Lynnwood. The unusual sight drew many residents, who shot photos with their cell phones. (Photos by David Pan)
In this photo from August 2015, trees were uprooted at James Village, located northwest of 196th Street SW. and Highway 99 in Lynnwood. The unusual sight drew many residents, who shot photos with their cell phones. (File photo by David Pan)

One year has passed since one of the strongest summer windstorms hit western Washington. Snohomish County PUD is using the occasion to remind customers that storms can strike at any time. During major storms, PUD says no utility can guarantee uninterrupted power, and it could take days or longer to get power restored.

Screenshot (749)Items such as drinking water, non-perishable food items and flashlights can prove to be especially useful if power is out for an extended period of time. Extra batteries and portable cell phone chargers can help keep you connected to family and friends.

For more tips from the Snohomish County PUD and videos about how the PUD responds to outages, click here.

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