Experiencing an Outage
If an outage occurs:
If there’s an electric outage, check your circuit breakers to rule out problems with electricity inside your home. If your electric service is for a mobile home, RV site or temporary meter base be sure to check your GFI breaker on the meter base.
If there's a water outage, check your water meter to rule out a water line break on your property. Most meters have a flow indicator, a small dial that will spin even if only a small amount of water is passing through the meter. If the dial is moving, you may have a leak that is causing your outage. Turn off your water emergency shut off valve to minimize water loss until repairs are made.
If your outage is not a result of problems with your breakers or your water line break call Wahkiakum PUD right away to report the outage at 360-795-3266 or 360-465-2171 (or afterhours call Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office at 360-795-3312 or 360-465-2202). Our crews are here to assist you.
Stay away from any downed power lines and report them to Wahkiakum PUD right away. Do NOT attempt to move or drive over the lines. Even in an outage, power lines may still have an electrical current running through them.
If your home or business is flooded, never enter standing water unless you're absolutely sure the main power has been shut off.
Leave one light switch on so you'll know when electricity has been restored.
Unplug all unnecessary sensitive electronics to protect from surges or consider using surge protectors.
Turn off or disconnect any appliances (like stoves) or electronics you were using when the power went out.