Tips to Stay Warm and Safe Should You Experience a Power Outage

Ice and snow can cause tree branches to sag or break, leading to power outages. Here are some tips to stay warm and safe if you experience an outage.

Ice and snow can cause tree branches to sag or break, leading to power outages. Seattle City Light has 25 crews working and available to respond to outages.

If you experience an outage, report it to Seattle City Light at (206) 684-3000.

While crews work to restore power, you can take several steps to stay warm and safe even if you rely on electricity to heat your home.

Keep doors closed and block drafts to keep the heat you already have inside your home.

Dress in warm layers of clothing to keep yourself warm.

Keep barbecue grills and electric generators outside. Bringing them indoors can quickly cause fatal buildups of carbon monoxide.

Updates on outages are available online at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat and on mobile devices at http://m.seattle.gov/light