One year after major windstorm, PUD offers tips for getting through an outage

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Three houses were damaged by three fallen trees all within a half-block of each other in the 22600 block of 45th Avenue West.
In this photo from August 2015, a house was damaged by a fallen tree. Two other houses within a half-block radius were also damaged in the 22600 block of 45th Avenue West. (File photo by Amanda Petrowski)

One year has passed since one of the strongest summer windstorms hit western Washington. Snohomish County PUD is using the occasion to remind customers that storms can strike at any time. During major storms, PUD says no utility can guarantee uninterrupted power, and it could take days or longer to get power restored.

Screenshot (749)Items such as drinking water, non-perishable food items and flashlights can prove to be especially useful if power is out for an extended period of time. Extra batteries and portable cell phone chargers can help keep you connected to family and friends.

For more tips from the Snohomish County PUD and videos about how the PUD responds to outages, click here.

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