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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Strong Winds Forecast, Could Cause Outages
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12/16/2012  5:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233




Seattle City Light Putting Extra Crews on Standby

SEATTLE – Strong winds are predicted to blow through the Puget Sound area late Sunday night and into Monday morning, which could cause power outages.

Seattle City Light encourages its customers to prepare for this possibility. Have flashlights with fresh batteries available, charge cell phones and have extra layers of warm clothing or blankets handy.

If outages do occur, call (206) 684-7400 to report them and visit http://www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat/ or our mobile site http://m.seattle.gov/light for outage information. Additional preparedness tips are available at www.takewinterbystorm.org.

Seattle City Light is monitoring weather conditions. Two extra crews are being called in at midnight and another two crews at 4 a.m. when the peak of the storm is forecast.

As the winds subside, City Light crews will work to restore customers’ electrical service as quickly as possible.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

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