Winds Hitting Puget Sound Area Could Cause Scattered Outages

A storm system rolling into the Puget Sound area today is forecast to bring gusts of 30 to 45 mph before tapering off this evening.

With many trees still holding most of their leaves, such gusts could break branches or push branches into power lines, increasing the risk of power outages. This is why Seattle City Light works year-round to trim branches and other vegetation away from power lines.

City Light crews are ready to respond to any outages and will work to restore power as quickly as possible. The utility encourages its customers to prepare for the possibility of power outages.

If you experience an outage, call City Light at (206) 684-7400 or (206) 684-3000 to report it. You can get outage information on our online outage map.

Always keep generators and barbecue grills outside in a well-ventillated area. Do not bring them inside where deadly carbon monoxide can build up quickly.

For more preparedness tips and checklists, visit www.takewinterbystorm.org. City Light is a partner in the Take Winter By Storm preparedness campaign to help our community prepare for storms just like this.