PSE Tips: Preparing for power outages

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Release Date: Nov. 2, 2015

Puget Sound Energy’s Government Affairs team is preparing for the upcoming winter storm season. Every fall, Puget Sound Energy conducts multiple tabletop exercises, participates in local pre-winter education seminars and reminds our customers to become prepared as well. Below are a few things you can do to improve your readiness for a possible power outage or storm event:

Stay connected.
Use our online outage map or download the free myPSE app to track power outages in your neighborhood, report an outage and check status and restoration times.

Report your outage.
Remember to always report your outage by calling 1-888-CALL-PSE or through our website or the myPSE app listed above.

Build a kit.
Gather items in your home such as flashlights, extra batteries and a battery powered radio. Keep these items in a safe and convenient place in the event you lose power.

Visit our online safety website to learn more about preparing this winter season.

Please watch for weather alerts and storm communications throughout the storm season and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. In the event of a storm that causes major outages in your area, you can expect to get regular communications from me letting you know the status of getting power back on in your community.