Okanogan PUD Public Service Announcement
Incident: Okanogan Complex Wildfire
Okanogan PUD Public Service Announcement August 19, 2015
PUD crews continue to focus on preserving electric and broadband services by aggressively fighting fire where it threatens PUD facilities. As a result, the PUD currently has about a dozen customers without power and two commercial carriers without telecommunication service.Damage to both electric and fiber facilities occurred yesterday afternoon on old Hwy 97 between Riverside and Bide-A-Wee Rd. Crews are currently working on restoring electric and fiber services in those locations.
Utility workers continue to assess the burn areas for infrastructure damage. Weather predictions indicate 15-30 mph winds beginning this afternoon and continuing through the night so the PUD is encouraging customers to make preparations for outages due to lines being de-energized from the fires and to report any outages to 509-422-3310.