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Wind, Rain Wallop Pacific Northwest
SEATTLE (AP) — Strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest, leaving thousands without power as utility crews prepare for what's expected to be a rougher storm on Saturday.
In Oregon, Portland General Electric reported that more than 4,000 customers were without power at 5 a.…
Wow! What a Rain Storm in Yakima
Heavy rain pounded Yakima Tuesday night and Wednesday causing several areas around the city to flood.
On Wednesday morning, crews blocked off the road on 48th Avenue between Nob Hill and Viola to clear out a massive pool of water.
It took them several hours to pump it all out...
Phone Scammers Targeting Pacific Power Customers
Pacific Power warns customers and the public to be wary of giving their information out, especially right now, because of a phone scam targeting utility customers in Oregon and Washington. Crooks are posing as customer service agents and trying to get money and steal personal information...
YVCC Getting Boost in Power from a Higher Source
Yakima Valley Community College is getting some grant money for a new solar energy project. It's from Pacific Power's Blue Sky reusable energy program. The school will add solar panels on the roof of the Glen Anthon Arts and Science Building...
Birds Cause Power Outage at Selah Substation
A widespread power outage in Selah that left more than 6,000 people without electricity Monday is being blamed on birds. Pacific Power said a power failure at the same substation three weeks ago was also caused by birds.
Two recent citywide power outages three weeks apart have some business owners fr…
Suspected Thief Trades Copper Wires for Iron Bars
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A suspected thief trades copper wire for iron bars. The man is accused of dozens of copper thefts around Yakima.
Charged with theft, Glenn Leonard has chosen to cooperate with YPD. He is leading police to more than 70 spots where he admits stealing copper wire from utility lines...
Yakima Area Residents Find Themselves Without Power
Tens of thousands lost power across Yakima and West Valley Monday afternoon.
A problem at a substation knocked out electricity to 23,000 Pacific Power customers.
The company got everything back online in less than an hour, but some businesses already closed for the day...

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