About 14,000 Pacific Power customers affected from weekend weather

MEDFORD, Ore. – With Sunday’s weather many people in our area were without power.┬áBut Pacific Power told NBC5 News it was ready for the storm.

Sunday brought gusty winds and rain, which led to some mother nature mischief. Pacific Power said at its peak 14,000 customers were without power, many in the Portland area.

But the agency says it brought in its own meteorology team to prepare.

“They’re giving us a forecast, a deep dive, and granular look at how that weather might impact our systems,” said Drew Hanson, Pacific Power.

Pacific Power said as we get into the colder months it’s important to prepare. Always have an outage kit that includes a flashlight, food, and water.

NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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