Emergency Information for the Public From NW Energy
18,000 Missoulians were without power on Monday night and some continue to be without today. Following the storm last night which produced category 1 Hurricane winds, here are some reminders from NorthWestern Energy.
Downed power lines:
"NorthWestern Energy cares about your safety and reminds you to always stay away from downed power lines. If you see a downed line, call us and report it right away. NorthWestern Energy reminds you to never touch a downed power line. Contact with an energized line can cause serious injury or death. If you see a downed line, call NorthWestern Energy and report it immediately."
When dealing with outages:
"NorthWestern Energy reminds you, in times of bad weather, to keep a battery-operated radio on hand so you can stay informed of weather reports and important announcements. NorthWestern Energy urges you to use these life-saving tips if you experience a power outage: call us right away; use a flashlight to see, not a candle to reduce the fire hazard; keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed and never use a grill or gas range to heat your home."
Be patient and safe out there as there are still downed power lines in the areas of the city.