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Okanogan Complex Announcement

Okanogan PUD Public Service Announcement

Incident: Okanogan Complex Wildfire
Released: 8/20/2015

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.

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