Do not call 911 if your power is out, unless your safety is at risk. Report the outage to Puget Sound Energy online at or in the PSE mobile app (download it at PSE offers outage information, including restoration estimates, on its outage map at and on the mobile app. During previous power outages, the PSE app was working, but the website was not, so it’s good to have both options on hand.


• Drivers, remember, if you come to an intersection where the traffic lights are out, treat it like a four-way stop.

• Turn off lights and appliances.

• Leave one light switch on so you’ll know when your power is back on.

• Use flashlights instead of candles.

• Keep your freezer and refrigerator doors closed and open them only when it is necessary.

• Never use a gas range, indoor cooker, charcoal or gas barbecue for heating.

• Close curtains and drapes to keep the heat in.

• Wear warm clothes in layers.

During a windstorm it’s not uncommon to find downed power lines. PSE says to assume it’s energized and stay as far away as you can before calling 911 or 1-888-225-5773 to report it. Do not drive over a downed power line. Even if the lines are not energized, downed wires can get entangled with your vehicle and cause further damage. 

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