PORTLAND, Ore. – Pacific Power is prepping for winter weather this holiday weekend.
“Winter storms can cause issues that lead to power outages,” said Justin Bukartek director of emergency management at Pacific Power. “We are always prepared to respond with crews ready to repair damage as fast as possible to reduce the amount of time any customer is without service.”
While Pacific Power is getting ready to handle outages, customers should be prepared to. The utility company said it’s important to have the following items as part of an emergency outage kit:
- Battery-operated radio and clock
- Extra batteries
- Non-perishable foods
- Manual can opener
- Bottled water
“What would I do, just imagine the situation of being without power for a while and just make it work for you and your family, be careful and look out for each other,” said Tom Gauntt with Pacific Power.
If an outage happens, Pacific Power urges customers to first check their own home’s fuses and circuit breakers. If the power failure is outside of the home or business, the outage should be reported to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088 or by texting OUT to 722797. You can also download Pacific Power’s app from the App Store or Google Play.