2015 Wind Storm Information

The following information has been issued by
KHQ-6 TV News
Spokane Regional Health District
Greater Spokane Emergency Management
City of Spokane
Spokane County
American Red Cross


If you are able to assist those affected by the windstorm with donations of candles, flashslights, batteries, chainsaws and generators, please call Catholic Charities at (509) 358-4250.†

If you need help,
or know of someone who does, please call Catholic Charities at (509) 358-4250.

Individuals staying in their homes without electricity, especially those who are vulnerable, are encouraged to seek shelter with family or friends who do have electricity.

You are encouraged to take appropriate precautions to stay safe.†

See http://spokanecares.org/index.php?c_ref=332

If you are unable to find shelter with family or friends, several community shelter options are available, with plans underway to open more. Details are listed below, or call 2-1-1 for more information.

Medically-trained volunteers are available
to perform welfare checks in homes for individuals. To arrange a welfare check on yourself or a neighbor, individuals can call 2-1-1.


EMERGENCY SHELTERS:


The Red Cross has opened a shelter today at 11:00am
1404 N Ash St
Spokane.†

If you have questions, please call: (509) 326-3330


MEDICAL SUPPORT SHELTER
A medical needs shelter is available at American Red Cross--
Girl Scout Headquarters
1404 North Ash Street
Spokane, WA.
Basic medical needs, such as oxygen support, medication management, and low acuity patient needs are available.
The City of Spokane EMS is providing this medical support.



WARMING CENTERS:

Spokane Libraries are heated and open to the public. Power strips to charge devices are available, as well as computers.
East side branches open until 8 p.m.

Indian Trail Library
open until 6 p.m.

Crosswalk
525 W. 2nd Avenue
Spokane (downtown)
open 24 hours.† 18 and under only.

East Central Community Center
(American Red Cross shelter)
500 W. Stone
Spokane
open 24 hours, will take all ages and pets

Girls Scouts facility†
(American Red Cross shelter)
1404 N. Ash St.
open 24†hours, will take all ages and pets.

House of Charity
32 W. Pacific
Downtown Spokane
single adults only - open at 6:00 p.m.

Salvation Army Warming Center
222 E. Indiana
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
will take all ages.
Entrance on Nora at the back of gym. Look for Warming Center entrance sign.
Power is out, but there are blankets available.
To donate blankets, warm clothing, and snacks, or volunteer, call (509) 329-2721.

United Methodist Church
204 4th St.
Cheney, WA
24/7, will take all ages & pets.

Valley First Assembly of God
15618 E. Broadway
Spokane Valley, WA†


DOWNED TREES:†

Over 200 reported downed trees have come into the City hotline over the last 15 hours.†Crews are responding to these calls in order of priority. Arterial locations are the first concern, residential streets second and finally side streets. All†reported trees that have fallen on streets have been mapped


Contact a certified†arborist
to help with tree removal:†https://my.spokanecity.org/urbanforestry/permits/
† Please understand that all of these businesses are experiencing a high volume of calls so be patient and know that you will likely have to schedule an appointment.†

To report a downed tree on public property within the City of Spokane,†call 625.7733

To report a downed tree on public property in Spokane County,†Call 509-477-3600

For more information on downed tree from the City of Spokane,
click here: †https://my.spokanecity.org/news/stories/2015/11/18/downed-trees-reported-throughout-city/




DOWNED POWER LINES:†




Never touch or move a downed line.
Stay as far away as possible and keep others away. Do not attempt to rescue someone else who has touched a downed line.†

To report a downed power line with Vera Power, call†(509) 924-3800.

To report a downed power line†with Avista, call (800) 227-9187†

To report a downed power line†with Kootenai Electric, call†1-877-744-1055

To report a downed power line with Modern Electric, call†(509) 926-9800


LATEST POWER OUTAGE INFO:

The power outage is expected to last 3-5 days for those affected by the power outage.† 63% of Avista's customers are without power, due to damage to their 3 substations and 19 transmission lines.

Avista:†
http://outagemap.myavista.com/external/default.html

Inland Power and Light:†https://smarthub.inlandpower.com/woViewer/mapviewer.html?config=Outage+Web+Map

Vera Water and Power:http://www.verawaterandpower.com/outages

Modern Electric:http://mewco.com/

Kootenai Electric:http://www.kec.com/content/power-outage-updates

Pend Oreille County PUD:†http://popud.org/power-outage

Clearwater Power:†https://smarthub.clearwaterpower.com/oms/outageMap

Northern Lights Electric:
http://www.nli.coop/account-services/outage-reporting-system/

Grant PUD:†https://www.facebook.com/GrantCountyPUD