Updated: 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012
Peninsula Light Company tweeted that all known outages have been restored. If you are still out of power, please call back in to the outage line at 253-853-1388.
Updated: 9:27 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012
With only minimal damage reported, sporadic power outages and several roads closed in the County, the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center returned to Level 1 operations at 9 a.m. Monday, as the high winds started to die down. Level 1 means the duty officer will continue to monitor the situation.
For more information, contact 253-798-6595.
As of 6 a.m. Monday, several Gig Harbor communities are without power due to high winds, according to Peninsula Light Company's Twitter page.
Power outages in the following areas:
- Crew heading to Ford Dr outage, 75 meters out of power
- Goodrich Drive due to down powerlines, crew in route, 160 without power
- Key Center south to Home without power including Key Peninsula Middle School
- Lakebay area - approximately 900 members out
- Sehmel/North Rosedale Warren Dr/Ford Hill area
- Goodnough, Sehmel and Woodhill
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a high wind warning until 4 p.m. Monday to Western Washington areas including Gig Harbor.
To report an outage, contact Peninsula Light Company at 253-853-1388.
For more tips on dealing with heavy rain, see this checklist on Take Winter by Storm, a group formed by public and private utilities of Western Washington.
At 4 a.m. Monday, the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center opened in response to the December Windstorm. The EOC is staffed at a level two – basic staffing.
To reach the Pierce County EOC, call 253-798-7470. More information to follow.