The power went out, what do I do?

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After you have checked to make sure your breakers are good and it's not just your residence without power, here are some helpful links and tips:

 

PACIFIC POWER >>> www.pacificpower.net/outage

After first checking your own breaker or fuse box to make sure the outage is not restricted to your residence, customers should report a power outage toll free at 1-877-508-5088.


DOUGLAS ELECTRIC: >>> http://www.douglaselectric.com/about-us/contact.php

After first checking your own breaker or fuse box to make sure the outage is not restricted to your residence, customers should report a power outage toll free at 1-800-233-2733 or locally at 541-673-6616


  • First, know where your circuit breakers are located and how to check to see if a breaker switch is tripped.

  • Have a number of flash lights with fresh batteries in your home, and know where they are located. Also consider having a plug-in flashlight that remains charged until you need it - use, for example, in a dark hallway socket. Consider flashlights or lanterns with LED bulbs that feature long battery life.

  • Have spare batteries to replace ones that run out.

  • Have a battery-powered (or one with a built-in, hand-crank generator) radio or television set to listen to news and weather announcements.

  • Post the emergency number for your electric utility so it's handy in case you need to call. Stay well away from any downed electric lines!

  • Have an ice chest available to store needed medications or special foods that must remain cold. Have "blue Ice" freezer packs ready for the ice chest to keep your medication cold.