Tips to Stay Safe Warm During an Outage

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With crews continuing to restore power across our service area and with lows tonight in the 30s, this is a right time to get prepared. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family can stay warm throughout the night.

  • Using generators, camp stoves or barbecue grills indoors can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep them a safe distance away from your dwelling. Heating your home with your gas stove is also dangerous.
  • Bundle up with blankets and layered clothing.
  • Camp out in a small room with your windows properly. Seal your exterior doors with a wrapped up towel, too.
  • Flashlights, headlamps, solar lamps and glow sticks are good alternatives. While candles are popular, they can run the risk of an open flame.
  • If your cell phone is your primary phone, make sure it is charged, and you have a phone charger ready.
  • For updates on our current estimated restoration times, visit our mobile-friendly outage map at seattle.gov/light/outage and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well.
  • Finally, we want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to work through the night to restore power as quickly and safely to our customers.