The first significant storm of the season hit yesterday afternoon, and by late yesterday evening (11/26/18) through early this morning (11/27/18) Tillamook PUD (TPUD) was responding to numerous power outages throughout the county – from Neskowin to Manzanita.
“We had seven separate outages dispersed throughout the county, in these outages approximately 2,082 customers were without power (customer numbers varied for each outage). We had 15 crew members out working under the instruction of one of our expert dispatchers. The outages were caused by various factors associated with the stormy weather,” according to Tillamook PUD.
“I was out walking my dog when they drove by searching for the problem. In the time it took me to return home and get ready for work, they fixed it!” commented Marisa Bayouth, North Tillamook County resident. “It was nice to leave knowing that the power was back on, the dog would have a warm house, and all the food in the fridge and freezer was going to make it. Thanks for your hard work!”
To report a power outage, customers can do one of the following:
·Call Tillamook PUD at 503-842-2535 or 503-842-2122 during business hours, or at 800-842-2122 after hours.
·Visit the TPUD website at www.tpud.org and login to your SmartHub account.
Customers have several avenues available to view and receive important outage updates, they can:
·Sign-up to receive Nixle alerts via text or email. To begin the sign-up process, customers can visit the website at www.tpud.org and click on the Nixle logo.
·Like and follow Tillamook PUD’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
·Visit the Power Outage section on the website at https://www.tpud.org/safety-outages/power-outages/.