WEC Advises Members to Prepare for Potential Outages

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Sunday, December 17 – 12:30 pm

A severe weather event will impact our region tonight and tomorrow (Dec. 17 – 18). Wind gusts up to 50 – 60 mph have been forecast for WEC territory. Therefore, WEC expects power outages to occur throughout our service territory overnight tonight and tomorrow. We encourage you to prepare for outages as soon as possible by gathering non-perishable foodstuffs, water, fuel/wood, flashlights and candles, warm clothes and blankets, and any other essentials you may need. For tips on preparing for outages, take a look at ourĀ Outage Prep Checklist. You can also call 211 for assistance with accessing basic resources, including heating, shelter, food, mental health resources, and more.

Additionally, with heavy rain and warm temperatures melting the snow pack, flooding is also expected to occur. If you live in a flood-prone area, please monitor the National Weather Service’s flood watches and warnings, and take appropriate action for your safety as needed.

Please see the area forecast from the National Weather Service for more detailed information.