Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Power Outage Continues for 1,000 Residents
South Bend, Washington – There are still approximately 1,000 Pacific County residents without power this morning. The main line on Highway 103 has been restored and crews will work today to reconnect power to the 24 streets off Highway 103. Other small pockets of homes remain without power throughout the Long Beach Peninsula. The Pacific County PUD has several crews working hard to restore power as quickly as possible. Power is not likely to be restored to all areas of the Peninsula by tonight. PACE Senior Services is again offering a place to warm up and eat a hot lunch today until 5:00 p.m. for residents who remain without power. There is no charge but donations are appreciated. PACE Senior Services is located at 152 1st Avenue in Ilwaco. For questions please contact PACE directly at (360) 642-4300. The Peninsula Senior Center has opened a warming center which will remain open until 8:00 p.m. this evening. The Center is located at 21603 O Lane in Ocean Park. For questions please contact the Senior Center directly at (360) 665-3999. 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.