Power outages happen. Sometimes it’s stormy weather that causes outages, sometimes it’s a car-pole collision, and sometimes it’s just an unfortunate squirrel or bird in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whatever the cause, your PUD will respond as quickly as possible, and you can help. The PUD is equipped with an automated system that allows us to track incoming reports of power outages. Here are some quick tips for using the Power Outage Hotline.