What to Do If The Power Goes Out
Check Your Neighbors’ Houses
If you lose power, first look outside to see if your neighbors still have power.
Check Your Electrical Panel
If your neighbors’ lights are on, check your electrical panel or breaker box to rule out problems with electricity inside your home. See how to check your electrical panel or breaker box.
Report the Outage
Report the outage online or call PowerLine at 360-992-8000. Remember, cordless landline phones won’t work during a power outage.
Turn Off Major Appliances
Immediately turn off all major electrical appliances, especially heating or cooking units, to prevent unsafe situations once power is restored. Leave a porch light and one inside light on.
Preventing Power Outages
See how we work to prevent outages and simple but important ways you can help.
If you see a tree growing around or very near a power line, let us know so we can trim it away from our equipment.
In the Pacific Northwest, trees and wildlife are the main causes of power outages.
There are many underground power, water, and gas lines, so remember to call 811 two business days before digging.