Strong winds finally hit the coast this weekend, the Grays Harbor PUD reports crews are searching for the cause of an outage in Copalis Beach impacting 605 customers, and over 1400 customers are without power in Lake Quinault and the East Hoquiam Rd. A downed wire is the cause of the outage impacting Neilton, Kalaloch and Lake Quinault. Crews are beginning repairs but the outage is expected to last for several hours. Crews are continuing work on the East Hoquiam and Wishkah Roads.
Small pockets of outages include the Johns River Road and areas of Grayland are also being reported, and a brief report on the PUD hotline said 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue in Aberdeen. There is no estimated time of restoration for any outages not specified.
A High Surf Advisory and a High Wind Warning Bave Been Issued
The National Weather Service in Seattle has indicated numerous weather patterns are approaching, bringing strong winds and rain throughout the weekend and into next week. The coastal areas could see 3-7” of rain by Tuesday with 2-5” of rain probable regionally. The mountain ranges could receive 7-15” of rain, producing potential minor flooding issues on area rivers next week. The heavy rainfall will contribute to landslide possibility.
HIGH WIND WARNING FROM NOON SUNDAY – 1AM MONDAY
A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Central Coast, (Grays Harbor County), from noon Sunday to 1am Monday night. Winds will increase to 30-45 mph sustained, gusting to 60 mph.
HIGH SURF ADVISORY FRM 4PM SUNDAY – 9AM MONDAY
Should the storm knock your power out, the PUD has several methods of tracking power outages and following the efforts taking place to bring the lights back on.
In addition to local radio and news coverage, outage updates are available on the GHPUD.ORG website, where you can also sign up for outage alerts, sent by both text and email. The PUD also provides outage updates and PUD information on the utility Twitter account at [email protected]
If your power is still off once restoration efforts are complete, you are encouraged to call the outage reporting hotline at 360-537-3721 or 888-541-5923 to inform dispatchers that your home is still without power.