Monday, November 23, 2009
1,800 Remain Without Power in Pacific County
South Bend, Washington – Power outages continue for 1,800 residents in scattered areas on the Long Beach Peninsula. Areas of concentrated outages include: · Cranberry Road to 227th in Long Beach/Ocean Park · Vernon Avenue toward Joe Johns Road in north Ocean Park · Port of Peninsula Other outages remain in a handful of smaller areas throughout the Peninsula. The Pacific County PUD hopes to restore power to most residents by this evening. However, residents should be aware that if their power is not restored by 5:00 p.m. today, they will remain without power throughout the night. Organizations opening a warming/feeding center are encouraged to notify the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency. Residents needing oxygen tanks filled can make arrangements by calling Pacific County Fire District 1 station in Ocean Park (360) 665-4451 or the Long Beach Fire Station (360) 244-9041. While no hazardous weather events are currently forecast by the National Weather Service for the next seven days, residents are encouraged to be prepared for 72 hours. When driving at night, be particularly watchful for downed trees and power lines and debris on the road. Residents with life-threatening emergencies should continue to call 9-1-1.