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PacifiCorp reopening Lewis River recreation sites as fire danger eases - 09/23/20

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PacifiCorp Media Hotline: 503-813-6018             

 

PacifiCorp reopening Lewis River recreation sites as fire danger eases

 

COUGAR, Wash. (Sept. 23, 2020) — With the area’s major fires no longer posing an immediate threat, PacifiCorp Sept. 22 reopened its camping, day use and boat launch sites along the Lewis River reservoirs.

 

Remaining closed are the 15,000 acres of land adjacent to the reservoirs that PacifiCorp manages for wildlife habitat and are usually open for hunting.

 

Open for use are Merwin Park, Speelyai Park, Cresap Bay Park and Campground, Yale Park, Beaver Bay Park and Campground, Swift Forest Camp, and Eagle Cliff Park.  PacifiCorp access sites to the Lower Lewis River are also open with the exception of Cedar Creek which is under construction.

 

Cougar Campground closed after Labor Day and will not reopen until next spring. Please be aware that due to construction of facility upgrades at Swift Forest Camp, the picnic area will be closed, and the boat launch will have a weekday closure until Oct. 4. A full closure of the boat ramp is then scheduled Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

 

If you have any questions, please call our recreation line at 503-813-6666.

Pacific Power nears complete restoration in aftermath of Labor Day windstorm - 09/18/20

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NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of restoration work underway are available for use, via this link. Photo credit: Pacific Power
 

Pacific Power nears complete restoration in aftermath of Labor Day windstorm

With repairs substantially complete, communities move to recovery and rebuilding

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 18, 2020) —After 10 days of long shifts, with more than 500 personnel in the field at times, Pacific Power has substantially restored service to all the customers able to receive power.

As of 6 p.m., about 350 customers remain out. Certain isolated pockets of outages are expected to extend into next week. At peak, more than 60,000 customers were without service.

 “We thank our customers for their extraordinary patience during this challenging restoration and we will continue to support our communities as we help them rebuild,” said David Lucas, vice president of operations. “The power and resilience of our communities have truly shone through all these long days. And we salute our own folks in the field who showed tremendous commitment to serving our customers. These dedicated professionals will remain at work until all customers are restored.”

Here to help

Pacific Power customer care agents are available and ready to help customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-221-7070. 

The company is working with the Red Cross and local agencies to directly aid people in need. Assistance is available for those in wildfire-affected areas; contact the Red Cross for the latest shelter and emergency support information.

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Pacific Power concludes Public Safety Power Shutoff watch for Weed, Calif. area - 09/17/20

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Pacific Power media line                                              September 17, 2020

503-813-6018    

Pacific Power concludes Public Safety Power Shutoff watch for Weed, Calif. area

WEED, Calif. — Areas around Weed, Calif., which is considered a high fire risk area, were under a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) watch today, September 17, beginning at 2 p.m. Real time weather observation and station measurements indicated PSPS conditions diminished by 6 p.m. removing the greater Weed area from the watch status. Elevated winds were experienced in areas north of Weed. However not at a level in combination with additional fire weather metrics that would require a PSPS.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding during this PSPS watch event” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system, operations. “Turning off power to customers is not something we take lightly and would only use a PSPS as a last resort for public safety.”

Turning off power during a PSPS is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. It is a proactive effort to mitigate wildfire risk in the face of hazardous fire weather conditions including extremely low humidity, dry vegetation, elevated levels on key weather indexes and sustained winds and gusts.  

Customers have been notified of that the PSPS watch has ended.  

Visit pacificpower.net/psps for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs, wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. 

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Weed PSPS Watch Area
Weed PSPS Watch Area
Pacific Power continues to closely monitor Weed, Calif. area for wildfire risk and possible Public Safety Power Shutoff today (Photo) - 09/17/20

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Pacific Power media line                                              September 17, 2020

503-813-6018    

Pacific Power continues to closely monitor Weed, Calif. area for wildfire risk and possible Public Safety Power Shutoff today

Weather forecast for Thursday afternoon is being monitored for possible de-energization of power lines in designated high fire risk areas

WEED, Calif. — Areas around Weed, Calif., which is considered a high fire risk area, remain under a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) watch today, September 17th beginning at 2 p.m. and extending to around 6 p.m. Peak gusts are expected in an area north of Weed.

If a PSPS is required, the company may reduce the potentially impacted customers from 2,500 to 600 and issue a PSPS to a sectionalized area. This area encompasses north east of Weed, north of Alamo Avenue, out to the Carrick area, a section just west of Old Stage Road and Old Hwy 99 South. This includes an area north of Edgewood. It does not include areas in Hammond Ranch and the community of Lake Shastina.

The measure is a proactive effort to mitigate wildfire risk in the face of hazardous fire weather conditions including extremely low humidity, dry vegetation, elevated levels on key weather indexes and sustained winds and gusts.   

“Taking this extraordinary measure is out of an abundance of caution,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system, operations. “Forecasted high, sustained winds are stronger than what we saw on Sunday when we initiated the previous PSPS. We understand the inconvenience this can cause our customers and appreciate their patience during this important public safety event.”

Customers have been notified of the watch through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will continue to receive updates through ongoing communications. Customers can use the interactive map at www.pacificpower.net/psps to see if they are located in a PSPS area. Customers are encouraged to be prepared and have an outage kit ready.

If a PSPS is needed, customers will receive notification that power will be turned off. Otherwise, customer notification will happen at the conclusion of the event.

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.

Turning off power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. Pacific Power crews will actively patrol and remove debris from lines and make repairs if needed. Once line inspections are complete and extreme weather conditions have subsided, Pacific Power will re-energize the lines.

Visit pacificpower.net/psps for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs, wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. 

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Pacific Power adjusts outage numbers to reflect structures lost in windstorm aftermath - 09/17/20

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NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of restoration work underway are available for use, via this link. Photo credit: Pacific Power

 

Pacific Power adjusts outage numbers to reflect structures lost in windstorm aftermath

As access to areas expands, company is better able to determine how many customers need to rebuild in order for electric service to be restored

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 17, 2020) —As of noon., Sept. 17 Pacific Power has restored service to approximately 95 percent all of the customers in Oregon and northern California who lost power due to damage inflicted by a historic wind storm.

Current outage map numbers include some customers remaining out due to fire suppression efforts. At peak a week ago, more than 60,000 were without power. Pacific Power is at work to reconcile those numbers and assure that the information available to the public via its online outage map is line with actual circumstances on the ground.

“We are revising our outage numbers based on what we know now with the full knowledge that our customers are needing this information to rebuild and move forward,” said David Lucas, vice president of operations. “We are getting very close to restoring all the power that is possible for us to restore, but we know a tremendous amount of work remains for those customers who will need to rebuild or do significant repair work before service restoration is possible. We’re committed to helping simplify that work and lend a hand with temporary connections during reconstruction whenever possible.”

Based on customers able to receive power, current outages include:

 

  • Medford area, less than 500 customers
  • Happy Camp, Calif., approximately 250
  • Lincoln City, approximately 230
  • Glide/Umpqua Canyon, approximately 250

 

Pacific Power’s website will provide up-to-date estimates of local restorations times at www.pacificpower.net/outage-updates. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Additional outage maps are available at: www.pacificpower.net/outages-safety.

Community spirit

Pacific Power employees are rolling up their sleeves wherever they can, supporting the communities they serve.

  • Linn County Relief Fund. Donated $10,000 to locally-initiated fund to help residents get back on their feet.
  • Douglas Timber Operators Relief Fund. Donated $2,500 to fund
  • Talent. Purchased and distributed N95 masks to Talent and Shady Cove residents who have been let back into their neighborhoods to assess damage.

How to be ready, how to get help

Pacific Power customer care agents are available and ready to help customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-221-7070. 

The company is working with the Red Cross and local agencies to directly aid people in need. Assistance is available for those in wildfire-affected areas; contact the Red Cross for the latest shelter and emergency support information.

Oregon:

  • Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass
  • Jackson County Expo – 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds – 2330 17th St. NE, Salem
  • Klamath County Fair Grounds – 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls
  • Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – 34333 US-97, Chiloquin
  • Lincoln City Community Center--2150 NE Oar Place
  • Linn County Fairgrounds – 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany
  • Benton County Fairgrounds – 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds – 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds – 2110 Frear St., Roseburg
  • Polk County Fairgrounds – 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall 

Northern California:

  • Kahtishraam Wellness Center – 1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka
  • Siskiyou County Fairgrounds (taking large animals) – 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka

 

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Weed PSPS Area
Weed PSPS Area
Pacific Power closely monitoring Weed, Calif. area for wildfire risk and possible Public Safety Power Shutoff today (Photo) - 09/17/20

Contact:                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pacific Power media line                                              September 17, 2020

503-813-6018    

Pacific Power closely monitoring Weed, Calif. area for wildfire risk and possible Public Safety Power Shutoff today

Weather forecast for Thursday afternoon is being monitored for possible de-energization of power lines in designated high fire risk areas

WEED, Calif. — Pacific Power is closely monitoring weather conditions in Weed, Calif., which is considered a high fire risk area, and may issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) today, September 17th beginning around 2 p.m. and extending to around 6 p.m.

The measure is a proactive effort to mitigate wildfire risk in the face of hazardous fire weather conditions including extremely low humidity, dry vegetation, elevated levels on key weather indexes and sustained winds and gusts.   

“Taking this extraordinary measure is out of an abundance of caution,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system, operations. “Forecasted high, sustained winds are stronger than what we saw on Sunday when we initiated the previous PSPS. We understand the inconvenience this can cause our customers and appreciate their patience during this important public safety event.”

Approximately 2,500 customers in Weed could be affected. Those customers have been notified of the watch through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will continue to receive updates through ongoing communications. Customers can use the interactive map at www.pacificpower.net/psps to see if they are located in a PSPS area. Customers are encouraged to be prepared and have an outage kit ready.

If a PSPS is needed, customers will receive additional notifications at these times:

  • 12 p.m.; two hours before power is turned off
  • 1 p.m.; one hour before power is turned off
  • 2 p.m.; assuming that lines are de-energized as planned
  • 6 p.m.; when restoration work begins
  • 8 p.m.; when restoration work concludes and service is restored to customers

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.

Turning off power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. Pacific Power crews will actively patrol and remove debris from lines and make repairs if needed. Once line inspections are complete and extreme weather conditions have subsided, Pacific Power will re-energize the lines.

Visit pacificpower.net/psps for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs, wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. 

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Attached Media Files: Weed PSPS Area
Pacific Power continues making progress restoring power to hard-hit areas in region - 09/15/20

Media hotline: 503-813-6018

NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of restoration work underway are available for use, via this link. Photo credit: Pacific Power

 

Pacific Power continues making progress restoring power to hard-hit areas in region

Weather improvements allow crews to access more areas to assess and repair

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 15, 2020) — Electric service is coming back on for customers across the region as more than 500 Pacific Power employees and contractors are at work repairing equipment and jump- starting community recovery from Lincoln City to Glide to Happy Camp.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, approximately 5,500 customers remain without service in Oregon and northern California due to damage inflicted by a historic wind storm. At peak a week ago, more than 60,000 were without power. Most recently, power was restored to 800 customers in Lincoln City.

“This has been a tremendously trying week for all our customers affected by this unparalleled disaster,” said David Lucas, vice president of operations. “Our communities are showing such resilience and their appreciation for the frontline responders and our crews is a terrific statement about the people we are privileged to serve.”

Communities with the largest number of customers without power include:

 

  • Medford area, 3,100 customers
  • Happy Camp, Calif., 300
  • Lincoln City, 700
  • Glide/Umpqua Canyon, 500

 

Pacific Power’s website will provide up-to-date estimates of local restorations times at www.pacificpower.net/outage-updates. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Additional outage maps are available at: www.pacificpower.net/outages-safety.

Community spirit

Pacific Power employees are rolling up their sleeves wherever they can, supporting the communities they serve.

  • North Umpqua – Pacific Power helped clear trees and powerlines that had blocked access to the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery east of Glide. With the road cleared, hatchery employees were able to rescue thousands of fish that would have died.
  • Marion County – The company has donated $12,500 to the Santiam Canyon Relief Fund, which was set up by local business leaders to provide direct help to people needing help in the storm’s aftermath.
     
  • Southern Oregon – Regional Business managers have delivered more than 1,000 meals to residents who are staying in Jackson County shelters.

How to be ready, how to get help

Pacific Power customer care agents are available and ready to help customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-221-7070. 

The company is working with the Red Cross and local agencies to directly aid people in need. Support is available for those in wildfire-affected areas at the following community shelter locations:

Oregon:

  • Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass
  • Jackson County Expo – 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds – 2330 17th St. NE, Salem
  • Klamath County Fair Grounds – 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls
  • Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – 34333 US-97, Chiloquin
  • Lincoln City Community Center--2150 NE Oar Place
  • Linn County Fairgrounds – 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany
  • Benton County Fairgrounds – 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds – 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds – 2110 Frear St., Roseburg
  • Polk County Fairgrounds – 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall 

Northern California:

  • Kahtishraam Wellness Center – 1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka
  • Siskiyou County Fairgrounds (taking large animals) – 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yrek

 

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Pacific Power restoring more than 3,000 Southern Oregon customers tonight and into Monday - 09/13/20

 

Media hotline: 503-813-6018

NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of restoration work underway are available for use, via this link. Photo credit: Pacific Power

 

Pacific Power restoring more than 3,000 Southern Oregon customers tonight and into Monday

Crews have made tremendous progress in local communities devastated by fires

 

MEDFORD, Ore. (Sept. 13, 2020) —Pacific Power is making plans to restore more than 3,000 customers in Southern Oregon tonight and into Monday as the state recovers from the historic Labor Day storms.

The first area to be restored will be a section of Talent bounded by Colver Road on the north, Talent Avenue on the west, and east to Yank Gulch and Wagner Creek Roads. Also set to be restored through the evening and into the morning are customers south on Rapp Lane, and southeast to Anderson Creek Road. Residents north of I-5 on Suncrest and Payne Roads and south of Fern Valley Road should also have power back this evening.

Pacific Power is restoring power using a process known as “step restoration,” which gradually turns power on circuit by circuit. While more time consuming, this method offers the safest and most reliable way to restore power in these situations where an entire area has been de-energized for several days.

 

Pacific Power’s website will provide up-to-date estimates of local restorations times at www.pacificpower.net/outage-updates. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Additional outage maps are available at: www.pacificpower.net/outages-safety.

 

How to get help

Pacific Power customer care agents are available and ready to help customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-221-7070.

 

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Power restored to customers in Weed, California area after Public Safety Power Shutoff (Photo) - 09/13/20

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Pacific Power media line                                                         Sept. 13, 2020

503-813-6018   

 

Power restored to customers in Weed, California area after Public Safety Power Shutoff

WEED, Calif. — Pacific Power has restored service to approximately 2,500 customers in the Weed, Calif. area after initiating a Public Safety Power Shutoff earlier today, September 13. Crews completed inspections and determined it was safe to begin step restoration. Service to customers was restored by 7 p.m.

“Mitigating wildfire risk and protecting the communities we serve is our top priority,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system operations. “The winds were not as widespread as the models predicted, but some sections within the shutoff area, particularly north of Weed, did see high gusts. We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding during this important public safety measure.”

A combination of extreme wildfire conditions are present in the area including extreme drought, low humidity, high fuel load and elevated levels on key weather indexes. In addition, the current strain on local and regional firefighting resources was an additional factor in issuing a Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

The affected area included a section from just north of Black Butte, extending north to the south end of Lake Shastina, bounding on the east just west of Highway 97 west to Old Hwy 99 and Stewart Springs Road, in the areas of Weed, Hammond Ranch, Edgewood and Carrick.  

The company began notifying customers about the Public Safety Power Shutoff on Friday through phone calls, email and text messages.

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070

 

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Pacific Power begins restoration process for Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California area (Photo) - 09/13/20

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Pacific Power media line                                                         Sept. 13, 2020

503-813-6018   

 

Pacific Power begins restoration process for Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California area

WEED, Calif. — Pacific Power crews are patrolling lines and performing inspections after a wind event moved through the Weed, Calif. area today. The line inspections are to identify if any damage happened to power facilities or if debris such as tree limbs became stuck on lines. It’s estimated these patrols will take approximately three hours. Power will be restored to affected customers as crews determine it is safe. The goal is to have power back on for the 2,500 affected customers by 8 p.m.

“Mitigating wildfire risk and protecting the communities we serve is our top priority,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system operations. “The winds were not as widespread as the models predicted, but some sections within the shutoff area, particularly north of Weed, did see high gusts. We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding during this important public safety measure.”

A combination of extreme wildfire conditions are present in the area including extreme drought, low humidity, high fuel load and elevated levels on key weather indexes. In addition, the current strain on local and regional firefighting resources was an additional factor in issuing a Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

The affected area included a section from just north of Black Butte, extending north to the south end of Lake Shastina, bounding on the east just west of Highway 97 west to Old Hwy 99 and Stewart Springs Road, in the areas of Weed, Hammond Ranch, Edgewood and Carrick.  

The company began notifying customers about the Public Safety Power Shutoff on Friday through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will receive an additional update when restoration work concludes and service is restored to customers.

 

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-70

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Pacific Power crews gaining momentum in restoration efforts - 09/13/20

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NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of restoration work underway are available for use, via this link. Photo credit: Pacific Power

Pacific Power crews gaining momentum in restoration efforts

Cooler temperatures and calmed winds allow progress; employees deliver supplies to communities hardest hit from Oregon’s historic windstorm

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 13, 2020) —Pacific Power crew members, nearly 500 strong, are making substantial progress in restoring power to areas hit by unprecedented wind-driven wildfires, restoring another 1,700 customers in the last 24 hours.  The company is making plans to restore more than 3,000 customers in Southern Oregon later this evening.

 

As of 3 pm Sunday, approximately 8,900 customers remain without service in Oregon and northern California due to recent historic wind storm and wildfire activity. An additional 2,500 are out of service until sometime later today due to a PSPS event in Weed, Calif.

 

“The progress we’ve made over the weekend is encouraging, and we continue to be ready and staged with supplies in areas where we are still awaiting access to be granted by first responders,” said David Lucas, vice president of operations. “As our communities come together in response to this historic, statewide event, Pacific Power will continue to work around the clock to help restore power and support our neighbors and friends.”

 

Community spirit

Pacific Power employees are rolling up their sleeves wherever they can, supporting the communities they serve. As they are out and about, they are reporting back stories that exemplify true community spirit:

 

  • Glide: 138 Grill  – The only restaurant still operating in Glide, east of Roseburg and close to the fire lines, the 138 Grill has been feeding firefighters and local residents for several days for free. Saturday, Sam Carter, Pacific Power regional business manager for Douglas County, brought a truck load of food to the grill so they could continue their work.
  • Klamath County: Hay Trucks – Local farmers sent 10 truckloads of hay to the Willamette Valley to help feed livestock displaced by the wildfire. “They saw that the folks on the West side were hurting and just like that, organized this hay convoy,” said Todd Andres, regional business manager in Klamath County.
  • Southern Oregon: Emergency Supplies – Local employees helped procure and deliver chainsaws and generators to local areas to help people clear their land of downed trees and to get power flowing to essential services as the restoration progresses. They also delivered vital supplies, including blankets sleeping bags, towels, pillows and essential personal care supplies to evacuees at the Jackson County Expo Center and non-perishable food, diapers, and masks to the Talent– Phoenix donation site.
  • Willamette Valley: Hotel Vouchers – Regional business manager Cooper Whitman is coordinating donations to provide hotel vouchers so people evacuated from their homes can move from cots in shelters to hotel rooms.

 

“Our hearts go out to all that have been affected by the historic wind events this past week. We are part of the communities we serve and are devastated by what we’re seeing as our friends, neighbors and our own employees are forced to evacuate,” said Lucas. “We are here to help support the Red Cross and local agencies who are providing much needed relief to community members and thank our emergency responders and all those on the frontlines for their tireless work to keep us all safe.”

 

How to be ready, how to get help

Pacific Power customer care agents are available and ready to help customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-221-7070.

 

Customers should be prepared for prolonged power outages by having on hand adequate food, water and back-up batteries. They are also encouraged to follow any local evacuation orders and look out for neighbors.


The company is working with the Red Cross and local agencies to directly aid people in need. Support is available for those in wildfire-affected areas at the following community shelter locations:

 

Oregon:

  • Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass
  • Jackson County Expo – 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds – 2330 17th St. NE, Salem
  • Klamath County Fair Grounds – 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls
  • Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – 34333 US-97, Chiloquin
  • Lincoln City Community Center--2150 NE Oar Place
  • Linn County Fairgrounds – 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany
  • Benton County Fairgrounds – 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds – 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds – 2110 Frear St., Roseburg
  • Polk County Fairgrounds – 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall

 

Northern California:

  • Kahtishraam Wellness Center – 1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka
  • Siskiyou County Fairgrounds (taking large animals) – 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka

 

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Pacific Power PSPS Weed area map 9-13-2020
Pacific Power PSPS Weed area map 9-13-2020
Pacific Power initiates Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California (Photo) - 09/13/20

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Pacific Power media line                                                         Sept. 13, 2020

503-813-6018   

 

Pacific Power initiates Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California

WEED, Calif. — Because of extreme wildfire conditions, Pacific Power has turned off power to approximately 2,500 customers in Weed, Calif., beginning today, September 13th at 10 a.m. So long as forecasts are accurate, the company expects to begin the restoration process around 5 p.m. on Sunday evening, with the goal to have service returned to all customers by 8 p.m.

Current weather conditions include high, sustained winds, extreme drought, and low humidity which warranted a Public Safety Power Shutoff. In addition, the current strain on local and regional firefighting resources is a concern. High winds are forecasted to remain in the area into the early evening.

“The safety of the communities we serve is our highest priority,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system operations. “We’re taking this extraordinary precaution because the right combination of factors for a potentially extreme and hard-to-fight fire event are present today. We take the decision to turn off power seriously. With the current weather conditions and strain on firefighting resources it’s important we act on all fire mitigation measures. We appreciate our customers understanding and patience.”

The affected area includes a section from just north of Black Butte, extending north to the south end of Lake Shastina, bounding on the east just west of Highway 97 west to Old Hwy 99 and Stewart Springs Road, in the areas of Weed, Hammond Ranch, Edgewood and Carrick.  

Customers are encouraged to be prepared and have an outage kit ready.

Turning off power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. Pacific Power crews will actively patrol and remove debris from lines and make repairs if needed. Once line inspections are complete and extreme weather conditions have subsided, Pacific Power will re-energize the lines.

The company began notifying customers about the Public Safety Power Shutoff on Friday through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will continue to receive updates through ongoing communications at these estimated times:

  • 5 p.m.; when restoration work begins
  • 8 p.m.; when restoration work concludes and service is restored to customers

These times are subject to change based on forecasted and actual weather conditions.

Pacific Power urges customers to verify their contact information is up-to-date. Customers can do this by logging into their online account at pacificpower.net or calling the customer care center at 1-888-221-7070.

 

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070

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Pacific_Power_Weed_PSPS_map_9-13-2020.png
Pacific_Power_Weed_PSPS_map_9-13-2020.png
Pacific Power will begin Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California today at 10 a.m. PST (Photo) - 09/13/20

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Pacific Power media line                                                         Sept. 13, 2020

503-813-6018   

 

Pacific Power will begin Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California today at 10 a.m. PST

WEED, Calif. — Because of extreme wildfire conditions, Pacific Power will turn off power to approximately 2,500 customers in Weed, Calif., beginning today, September 13th in one hour at 10 a.m. So long as forecasts are accurate, the company expects to begin the restoration process around 5 p.m. this evening, with the goal to have service returned to all customers by 8 p.m.

Current weather forecasts include high, sustained winds, extreme drought, and low humidity which may warrant a Public Safety Power Shutoff. In addition, the current strain on local and regional firefighting resources is a concern. High winds are forecasted to remain in the area into the early evening.

“The safety of the communities we serve is our highest priority,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system operations. “We’re taking this extraordinary precaution because the right combination of factors for a potentially extreme and hard-to-fight fire event are present today. We take the decision to turn off power seriously. With the current weather conditions and strain on firefighting resources it’s important we act on all fire mitigation measures. We appreciate our customers understanding and patience.”

The affected area includes a section from just north of Black Butte, extending north to the south end of Lake Shastina, bounding on the east just west of Highway 97 west to Old Hwy 99 and Stewart Springs Road, in the areas of Weed, Hammond Ranch, Edgewood and Carrick.  

Customers can use the interactive map at www.pacificpower.net/psps to see if they are located in a PSPS area. Customers are encouraged to be prepared and have an outage kit ready.

Turning off power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. Pacific Power crews will actively patrol and remove debris from lines and make repairs if needed. Once line inspections are complete and extreme weather conditions have subsided, Pacific Power will re-energize the lines.

The company began notifying customers about the Public Safety Power Shutoff on Friday through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will continue to receive updates through ongoing communications at these estimated times:

  • 10 a.m.; assuming that lines are de-energized as planned
  • 5 p.m.; when restoration work begins
  • 8 p.m.; when restoration work concludes and service is restored to customers

These times are subject to change based on forecasted and actual weather conditions.

Pacific Power urges customers to verify their contact information is up-to-date. Customers can do this by logging into their online account at pacificpower.net or calling the customer care center at 1-888-221-7070.

 

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070

 

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Ang isang ahente ng pangangalaga sa customer ay maaaring makipag-usap sa iyo tungkol sa kaligtasan at paghahanda sa mabilis na kumakalat na sunog o wildfire. Mangyaring tumawag sa 888-221-7070.

M??(TM)t ?'?i di??***n ch?NLGm sóc khách hàng có th??NLG trao ?'??-i v??>i quý v??< v? an toàn cháy r?ng và cách chu?n b??< s?n sàng cho cháy r?ng. Vui lòng g?i 888-221-7070.

Whak nheo bene llun xhinlago nha nhelee, akre unha lkues nha bii llaxgenha dá ghapchi nhada kate xde yii lixhe. Nheo: 888 221 7070

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Pacific Power PSPS Weed area map 9-13-2020
Pacific Power PSPS Weed area map 9-13-2020
Pacific Power to start Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California at 10 a.m. PST (Photo) - 09/13/20

Contact:                                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pacific Power media line                                                         Sept. 13, 2020

503-813-6018   

Pacific Power to start Public Safety Power Shutoff in Weed, California at 10 a.m. PST

WEED, Calif. — Because of extreme wildfire conditions, Pacific Power is set to turn off power to approximately 2,500 customers in Weed, Calif., beginning Sunday, September 13th at 10 a.m. So long as forecasts are accurate, the company expects to begin the restoration process around 5 p.m. on Sunday evening, with the goal to have service returned to all customers by 8 p.m.

Current weather forecasts include high, sustained winds, extreme drought, and low humidity which may warrant a Public Safety Power Shutoff. In addition, the current strain on local and regional firefighting resources is a concern. High winds are forecasted to remain in the area into the early evening.

“The safety of the communities we serve is our highest priority,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system operations. “We’re taking this extraordinary precaution because the right combination of factors for a potentially extreme and hard-to-fight fire event are present today. We take the decision to turn off power seriously. With the current weather conditions and strain on firefighting resources it’s important we act on all fire mitigation measures. We appreciate our customers understanding and patience.”

The affected area includes a section from just north of Black Butte, extending north to the south end of Lake Shastina, bounding on the east just west of Highway 97 west to Old Hwy 99 and Stewart Springs Road, in the areas of Weed, Hammond Ranch, Edgewood and Carrick.  

Customers can use the interactive map at www.pacificpower.net/psps to see if they are located in a PSPS area. Customers are encouraged to be prepared and have an outage kit ready.

Turning off power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. Pacific Power crews will actively patrol and remove debris from lines and make repairs if needed. Once line inspections are complete and extreme weather conditions have subsided, Pacific Power will re-energize the lines.

The company began notifying customers about the Public Safety Power Shutoff on Friday through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will continue to receive updates through ongoing communications at these estimated times:

  • 9 a.m.; one hour before power is turned off
  • 10 a.m.; assuming that lines are de-energized as planned
  • 5 p.m.; when restoration work begins
  • 8 p.m.; when restoration work concludes and service is restored to customers

These times are subject to change based on forecasted and actual weather conditions.

Pacific Power urges customers to verify their contact information is up-to-date. Customers can do this by logging into their online account at pacificpower.net or calling the customer care center at 1-888-221-7070.

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070

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??***??"? 888-221-7070?1/4OE??'?(R)??oe???"?'~??**???(R)??--???3/4?(R)o/oo?...???~??OENLG??NLG...??,

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Ang isang ahente ng pangangalaga sa customer ay maaaring makipag-usap sa iyo tungkol sa kaligtasan at paghahanda sa mabilis na kumakalat na sunog o wildfire. Mangyaring tumawag sa 888-221-7070.

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Kui kan’ani xi na’I kaston’o sa’a ña kutua’ani te ña kui kidani ta kiño’o yuku yoton, kan’ani 888-221- 7070.

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Pacific Power working around the clock to restore electric service in aftermath of wildfire devastation - 09/12/20

Media hotline: 503-813-6018

NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of restoration work underway are available for use, via this link. Photo credit: Pacific Power

 

Pacific Power working around the clock to restore electric service in aftermath of wildfire devastation

The company is making progress across the region amid historic statewide disaster

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 12, 2020) — Working overnight and through the morning, Pacific Power crews restored more than 1,500 customers in the Lincoln City area as of 2 p.m. Saturday. Approximately 250 outages remain in Lincoln County, which at one time during the week had more than 14,000 customers without power.

 

Nearly 11,500 customers remain without service in Oregon and northern California with approximately 10,000 of them in the southern Medford area. Most of the outages in Medford are connected to lines de-energized Thursday to allow firefighters to safely complete their work.

 

“A lot is changing during the very active stages of the wildfires, and we are working around the clock to complete restorations as quickly as possible,” said David Lucas, vice president of operations. “Please stay safe, and know we are staging supplies, including large numbers of poles and equipment, so we can be ready to move as soon as we have an all-clear from first responders.”

 

Current information from fire authorities indicates a number of customers may remain without power for an extended period in some locations until active fires have been contained and our crews are allowed access to begin restoration.

 

More than 420 personnel are deployed throughout the more challenging areas. They are patrolling areas to survey damage and doing the repair work they can outside of active fire areas. Pacific Power is also using helicopters to survey damage in advance of being able to enter areas.

 

While access to heavily damaged areas is limited, Pacific Power has been able to make a preliminary inventory of equipment that needs to be replaced or repaired:

  • 385 distribution poles
  • 130 transmission poles
  • 30 distribution transformers

Forecasts indicate weather will remain favorable today and through the weekend for most locations with rain possible next week.

 

“Our hearts go out to all that have been affected by these recent events. We are part of the communities we serve and are devastated by what we’re seeing as our friends, neighbors and our own employees are forced to evacuate,” said Lucas.We stand ready to support the Red Cross and local agencies who are providing much needed relief to community members. We thank our emergency responders and all those on the frontlines for their tireless work to keep us all safe.”

 

How to be ready, how to get help

Pacific Power customer care agents are available and ready to help customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-221-7070.

 

Customers should be prepared for prolonged power outages by having on hand adequate food, water and back-up batteries. They are also encouraged to follow any local evacuation orders and look out for neighbors.


The company is working with the Red Cross and local agencies to directly aid people in need. Support is available for those in wildfire-affected areas at the following community shelter locations:

 

Oregon:

  • Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass
  • Jackson County Expo – 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds – 2330 17th St. NE, Salem
  • Klamath County Fair Grounds – 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls
  • Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – 34333 US-97, Chiloquin
  • Linn County Fairgrounds – 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany
  • Benton County Fairgrounds – 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds – 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds – 2110 Frear St., Roseburg
  • Polk County Fairgrounds – 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall
  • Newport Recreation Center – 225 SE Avery St, Newport

 

Northern California:

  • Kahtishraam Wellness Center – 1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka
  • Siskiyou County Fairgrounds (taking large animals) – 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka

 

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Pacific Power continues monitoring potential Public Safety Power Shutoff conditions for Weed, California - 09/12/20

Contact:                                                                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pacific Power media line                                                               Sept. 12, 2020

503-813-6018    

 

Pacific Power continues monitoring potential Public Safety Power Shutoff conditions for Weed, California

Weather forecast for Sunday is being monitored for possible de-energization of power lines in designated high fire risk areas

 

WEED, Calif. — Pacific Power continues to closely monitor weather conditions in Weed, Calif., which is considered a high fire risk area. The company may issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Sunday, Sept. 13 beginning late morning and extending into the early evening due to high winds and other potential wildfire risks.

 

Approximately 2,500 customers in Weed could be affected. Those customers were notified yesterday of the watch through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will continue to receive updates through ongoing communications. Customers can use the interactive map at www.pacificpower.net/psps to see if they are located in a PSPS area. Customers are encouraged to be prepared and have an outage kit ready.

 

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.

 

Turning off power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. Pacific Power crews will actively patrol and remove debris from lines and make repairs if needed. Once line inspections are complete and extreme weather conditions have subsided, Pacific Power will re-energize the lines.

 

Visit pacificpower.net/psps for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs, wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. 

 

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Ang isang ahente ng pangangalaga sa customer ay maaaring makipag-usap sa iyo tungkol sa kaligtasan at paghahanda sa mabilis na kumakalat na sunog o wildfire. Mangyaring tumawag sa 888-221-7070.

 

M??(TM)t ?'?i di??***n ch?NLGm sóc khách hàng có th??NLG trao ?'??-i v??>i quý v??< v? an toàn cháy r?ng và cách chu?n b??< s?n sàng cho cháy r?ng. Vui lòng g?i 888-221-7070.

 

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PacifiCorp closing all recreation and public access lands in Lewis River area due to extreme fire danger - 09/11/20

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Media Hotline: 503-813-6018

 

PacifiCorp closing all recreation and public access lands in Lewis River area due to extreme fire danger

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 11, 2020) — Due to the current fire danger and nearby firefighting activity, PacifiCorp has closed all access to its properties in Southwest Washington Lewis River basin until further notice. 

 

The closure will remain in effect until the fire hazard conditions improve. The primary concern is for the safety of employees, contractors and all of those who enjoy using the properties.

 

PacifiCorp regrets the inconvenience this may cause and appreciates the public’s cooperation to ensure the safety of everyone that may be impacted.

 

For a complete list of recreation site closures and limited or reduced services, including PacifiCorp facilities in Oregon, Washington, and California, please visit https://www.pacificorp.com/community/recreation.html.

 

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Pacific Power closely monitoring Weed, Calif. area for wildfire risk and possible Public Safety Power Shutoff - 09/11/20

Contact:                                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pacific Power media line                                                         September 11, 2020

503-813-6018   

Pacific Power closely monitoring Weed, Calif. area for wildfire risk and possible Public Safety Power Shutoff

Weather forecast for Sunday is being monitored for possible de-energization of power lines in designated high fire risk areas

WEED, Calif. — Pacific Power is closely monitoring weather conditions in Weed, Calif., which is considered a high fire risk area, and may issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Sunday, September 13th beginning late morning extending into the early evening.

The measure is a proactive effort to mitigate wildfire risk in the face of hazardous fire weather conditions including extremely low humidity, dry vegetation, elevated levels on key weather indexes and sustained winds and gusts. Current forecasts indicate PSPS conditions could be met Sunday, September 13th beginning late morning extending into the early evening. Although the entirety of the Weed area has entered a PSPS watch, a section between north Weed and Lake Shastina is of particular concern.  

“We are doing all that we can to protect our customers and communities during this time of historic weather conditions and wildfires affecting the regions we serve,” said Jeff Bolton, emergency manager. “For high-risk areas, a Public Safety Power Outage is one way we can help ensure safety, along with work we already do to de-energize lines and make repairs to aid emergency responders.”

Approximately 2,500 customers in Weed could be affected. Those customers have been notified of the watch through phone calls, email and text messages. Affected customers will continue to receive updates through ongoing communications. Customers can use the interactive map at www.pacificpower.net/psps to see if they are located in a PSPS area. Customers are encouraged to be prepared and have an outage kit ready.

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.

Turning off power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff is done to prevent wind-blown or falling debris from making contact with energized power lines. Pacific Power crews will actively patrol and remove debris from lines and make repairs if needed. Once line inspections are complete and extreme weather conditions have subsided, Pacific Power will re-energize the lines.

Visit pacificpower.net/psps for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs, wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. 

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Active fires slowing power restoration throughout region - 09/11/20

Active fires slowing power restoration throughout region

Pacific Power is putting the safety of people in affected areas first as crews await go ahead from firefighters to begin restoration

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 11, 2020) — Pacific Power is at work throughout Oregon and Northern California as part of a unified regional response to the historically devastating fires that are still raging in the area.

 

As of noon Friday, approximately 12,500 Pacific Power customers remain without power in the region, which is down from 60,000 earlier in the week. Working overnight, crews were able to restore approximately 10,000 customers in the Lincoln City area.

 

Current information from fire authorities indicates a number of customers may remain without power for an extended period in some locations until active fires have been contained and our crews are allowed access to begin restoration.

 

“We know the level of hardship is already high in our communities where losses of homes and businesses are widespread and we know fatalities are now being reported as well,” said David Lucas, Pacific Power’s vice president of operations. “We are doing all that we can right now to protect our customers and communities. In many instances, power is turned off to areas to allow firefighters to continue to do their work safely. In other areas, it is not yet safe for us to assess damage and start repairs.”

 

The hardest hit areas include:

  • Jackson and Siskiyou: 9,652 customers out
  • Lincoln County: 1,880 customers out
  • Marion and Linn Counties: 326 customers out


Forecasts indicate weather will remain favorable today and through the weekend for most locations with rain possible by Monday. When able to go forward fully, Pacific Power is ready to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

 

More than 340 personnel are deployed throughout the hardest hit areas. They are doing the repair work that they can outside of active fire areas. Pacific Power is using helicopters to survey damage in advance of being able to enter areas.

 

The company is working with the Red Cross and local agencies to directly aid people in need.
 

How to be ready, how to get help

Our customer care agents are helping our customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-221-7070.

 

Customers should be prepared for prolonged power outages by having on hand adequate food, water and back-up batteries. They are also encouraged to follow any local evacuation orders and look out for neighbors.


Support is available for those in wildfire-affected areas at the following community shelter locations:

 

Oregon:

  • Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass
  • Jackson County Expo – 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds – 2330 17th St. NE, Salem
  • Klamath County Fair Grounds – 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls
  • Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – 34333 US-97, Chiloquin
  • Linn County Fairgrounds – 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany
  • Benton County Fairgrounds – 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds – 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds – 2110 Frear St., Roseburg
  • Polk County Fairgrounds – 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall
  • Newport Recreation Center – 225 SE Avery St, Newport

 

Northern California:

  • Kahtishraam Wellness Center – 1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka
  • Siskiyou County Fairgrounds (taking large animals) – 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka

 

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Pacific Power working to restore service, assist emergency responders and prepare communities for recovery - 09/09/20

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Pacific Power working to restore service, assist emergency responders and prepare communities for recovery

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 9, 2020) — Pacific Power crews continue to work closely with emergency responders inspecting damage and restoring service to customers across a wide region of Oregon still being devastated by historically severe wind-fueled wildfires.

 

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 17,000 Oregon Pacific Power customers were without power due to the windstorm and ensuing wildfires that hit the state beginning Sept. 7. That figure is down from 60,000 customers out during the peak on Sept. 7. About 11,000 of the customers without service are out because Pacific Power turned off electricity to several lines in Jackson County at the request of local emergency agencies to allow firefighters to do their jobs safely.

 

“We are here to support our communities and customers during this historic event in our state,” said Scott Bolton, senior vice president of external affairs and customer solutions. “Our priority is to assure the safety of people on the ground and protect the power grid from damage. We know the days ahead will be challenging for many Oregonians and we stand ready to help our communities both now and as we rebuild in the coming weeks and months.”

 

Pacific Power is working together with local emergency authorities to ensure safety, assess outages and support efforts during these early and very active stages of the wildfires in Oregon. Information will be shared as it becomes available. Pacific Power is aware of unconfirmed reports that fires have been started by electrical equipment, however, until crews have greater access to the regions affected, this information cannot be verified.

 

The latest list of communities hardest hit by power outages includes:

Jackson and Josephine Counties: 12,000 customers out

Lincoln County: 2,500 customers out

Marion and Linn Counties 900 customers out

 

Pacific Power is encouraging all customers to be prepared for prolonged power outages by having on hand adequate food, water and back-up batteries. Forecasts indicate high winds will subside Thursday and restoration will accelerate where possible. In many instances, Pacific Power crews need to stay clear of fire-ravaged areas until given permission by local firefighting authorities.

 

Additional crews and line personnel have been deployed and are assisting in outage restoration efforts. Customer care agents are also on the job to answer your inquiries.

 

Pacific Power urges customers and all residents to keep themselves informed of local alerts and follow guidance from emergency officials.

 

Shelter Information

Pacific Power is assisting with evacuations under the direction of local authorities, engaging with the Red Cross, and will provide additional support to emergency services as needs become clear. Pacific Power stands with our communities during this challenging time. Support is available for those in wildfire affected areas at the following community shelter locations:

 

Oregon

Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass

Jackson County Expo – 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point

Oregon State Fairgrounds – 2330 17th St. NE, Salem

Klamath County Fair Grounds – 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls

Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – 34333 US-97, Chiloquin

Linn County Fairgrounds – 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany

Benton County Fairgrounds – 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis

Deschutes County Fairgrounds – 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond

Douglas County Fairgrounds – 2110 Frear St., Roseburg

Polk County Fairgrounds – 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall

Newport Recreation Center – 225 SE Avery St, Newport

 

Northern California:

Kahtishraam Wellness Center – 1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka

Siskiyou County Fairgrounds (taking large animals) – 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka

 

 

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Pacific Power crews working to restore service to over 28,000 customers as Oregon fights fires, high winds - 09/08/20

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Pacific Power crews working to restore service to over 28,000 customers as Oregon fights fires, high winds

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 8, 2020) — Pacific Power crews, working closely with fire fighters and local emergency authorities, continue to inspect damage and restore service to customers after a devastating wind storm caused power outages throughout the state while low humidity and long term drought conditions set off fires throughout Oregon.

 

Evacuations are in effect in several communities and Pacific Power is assisting with those actions under the direction of local authorities.

 

Gov. Kate Brown earlier today invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act to direct all necessary resources to the fires raging in several communities in western Oregon.

 

“This has been a tough time for these communities we serve and care deeply about. From Mill City to Lincoln City to Medford, we stand with our customers and are working hard to help them recover,” said Scott Bolton, senior vice president of external affairs and customer solutions. “We are actively working with local and state authorities to protect residents and safeguard the power grid in threatened areas. And we are pledging to help rebuild these affected communities.” 

 

As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, the communities hardest hit by power outages are:

 

Jackson and Josephine Counties: 13,000

Lincoln County: 12,000

Marion County: 1,000

The outage in Lincoln County is due to damage to the transmission line supplying power to that section of the central Oregon Coast. Pacific Power was unable to access the area near the transmission line during most of the day until fire fighters deemed it safe to do so. The company is now assessing damage and making repairs with service expected to be restored gradually overnight into Wednesday morning.

 

Pacific Power is encouraging all customers still without power on Wednesday morning to be prepared for prolonged power outages by having on hand adequate food, water and back-up batteries. Forecasts indicate high winds will continue into Thursday, and some restoration efforts could be delayed until the fires subside to ensure safety.

Additional crews and line personnel have been deployed and are assisting in outage restoration efforts, as well as additional customer care agents.

“We make sure we are well-prepared with crews and equipment for severe weather events,” said David Lucas, Pacific Power vice president of operations. “This wind event is impacting thousands of customers across the state and we appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to get everyone restored. But we also realize that there is more at stake here than power lines. People are losing their homes and businesses and we urge everyone to be safe and follow guidance from local authorities and be ready to evacuate when ordered to do so.”

 

  • Treat all downed wires as live and dangerous. Customers should avoid downed trees and powerlines as well as keep pets far away from those areas.
  • It is important for all customers to report power outages as it assists crews in pinpointing the cause and facilitates restoration efforts. Customers can call Customer Care at 877-508-5088 or Text Out to 722797.

 

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Swift Forest Camp boat ramp to be closed temporarily for required ADA upgrade - 08/31/20

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PacifiCorp Media Hotline: 503-813-6018             

 

Swift Forest Camp boat ramp to be closed temporarily for required ADA upgrade

 

COUGAR, Wash. (Aug. 28, 2020) — Work that will make the Swift Forest Camp boat ramp more accessible for people with mobility issues will force two temporary closures of the popular lake access facility over the next 30 days. The campground will remain open, but use of the picnic shelter will be limited for 10 days as part of the work.

 

Beginning Sept. 8, the boat ramp will be closed during weekdays, but will remain open for public use on weekends through Sept. 13. A partial closure of the day use area/picnic shelter is also scheduled from Sept. 8 through Sept. 18.

 

These partial closures are to accommodate the installation of an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant vault toilet and play area. Closed areas will be barricaded from public entry. 

 

From Sept. 14 through Sept. 30, there will be a full closure of the boat ramp and parking lot in order to complete renovations for ADA access and associated parking and path paving features.

 

PacifiCorp recognizes the inconvenience these short term closures may create for users of the facilities. However, the closures are the only way to complete the required work that will expand the accessibility of the facilities to more people in a timely and safe manner. Thank you for your patience during construction.

If you have any questions, please call our recreation line at 503-813-6666.

 

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