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Mason Co. Water & power outages lead to boil water order

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The affected water systems include:

· Union

· Union Ridge

· Vuecrest

· Highland Park

· Madrona Beach

· Hood Canal A

· Hood Canal B

· Minerva Terrace

· Canal Mutual

· Canal Beach Tracts

· Mountain View

· Cushman Inc.

Those without electricity should not use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues, or portable or propane heaters for indoor heating. They use oxygen and create carbon monoxide that can lead to suffocation. Candles can cause fires, so use battery-operated flashlights or glow sticks for lighting. Using a kerosene heater, gas lantern, or stove inside the house can be dangerous. Maintain proper ventilation at all times to avoid a buildup of toxic fumes.

More information on safely getting through power outages is on our website.

The Department of Health website (www.doh.wa.gov) is your source for a healthy dose of information. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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