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Posted on: December 10, 2014

[ARCHIVED] - Prepare for High Winds, Possible Power Outages -

With strong winds in our forecast, now is the time to prepare for possible power outages.

With high winds possible throughout the day and evening of Dec. 11, 2014, take a few moments to get ready.

Make sure to have a family emergency preparedness kit that includes:

• A battery-powered radio, along with extra batteries, to can tune in to the City’s radio station, 1700 AM

• Flashlights, along with extra batteries

• A corded phone (cordless phones will not work when the power is out)
• Enough food and water to last your family for several days

Before the storm, charge your phones and mobile devices in case the power goes out.

Our guide to preparing for power outages offers more tips.

Puget Sound Energy is ready to respond to potentially damaging wind. PSE customers can call 1-888-225-5773 to report power outages and receive service updates, or report outages online.

Please do not call 911 for non-emergency questions, such as power outage duration or reasons for the outage.

For up-to-date weather information, check the National Weather Service's Issaquah forecast

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