Power has gone out in Albany, Roseburg, Coos Bay, Cave Junction, and right here in Gold Hill.Oregon Outage Information
My DSL router's on battery backup, my notebook has a full charge, and I just lit the lantern. We have a camp stove in the basement and a gas grill outside. Not that I'm hungry just yet.
Update: It's spreading. The list now includes Medford, Albany, Lebanon, Cave Junction, Kerby, Roseburg, North Bend, Coos Bay, Powers Myrtle Point,Rogue River, Cottage Grove, Sweet Home, and Talent.
Update: We have power, as of about 8:50 PM.
Update: Yeah, I know, big whoop compared to Japan. Still, we had some excitement
PORTLAND, Ore. - A strong late winter storm has caused power outages for about 50,000 Pacific Power customers in the Northwest, stretching from the northern Willamette Valley to Crescent City, Calif.
Crews are at work assessing and repairing damage in more than a dozen communities. At peak, after the storm as many as 74,000 customers were without power due to more than 2,000 individual outages.
We learned a couple things, too. Two lanterns would be better than one. The UPS is good for maybe half an hour. To save batteries, unplug everything
from your notebook. And finally, there's no substitute
for a portable generator.