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Avista Offers Tips on Preparing for a Power Outage
Call Avista at (800) 227-9187 to report an outage; track outages at www.avistautilities.com

With heavy snow and wind in the forecast for the weekend, now is a good time to prepare for the possibility of a power outage. To be ready, Avista suggests that you have: 

  • An emergency preparedness kit with a flashlight and fresh batteries, battery-powered radio, battery or wind-up alarm clock, candles and holders, matches and manual can opener.
  • Supplies that can help keep you warm such as extra blankets, sweaters, hats and gloves.
  • Reserves of back-up energy sources such as propane, fire wood or wood pellets.
  • Knowledge on how to manually release and open any electric doors, like garage doors or security gates.
  • A full-charged cell phone.
  • Assist family members or neighbors who may be vulnerable if exposed to cold temperatures. 

If you lose power, check to see if your neighbors have also lost power, then call Avista at (800) 227-9187 to report the outage. Avista’s automated phone system can provide additional information if you are part of a larger known outage. Once outages are reported, they can be tracked online at www.avistautilities.com.

 

For additional safety information, visit www.avistautilities.com  

 

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides service to 352,000 electric and 311,000 natural gas customers in three Western states. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Avista stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

 

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