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Power Update: 1558 LS Homes Still in the Dark (12:45 Tues.)
Video: We’ve got the PUD shot-caller live from an Everett parking lot.
Nearly 84 hours after the ripsawing storm that KO’d Snohomish County Friday, the PUD reports that almost 1600 Lake Stevens area homes and businesses still remain without power.
Conservatively, that means that over 5,000 Lake residents still can’t refrigerate their food, take a hot shower or provide necessary comforts to the young, old and pet members of their families.
The Snohomish PUD has noticeably stepped up its social media messaging, providing near minute by minute updates and multimedia updates from the effort to plug back in.
And kudos to the PUD crews for their effort and the utility communicators for their transparency. It’s evident to all that these guys are trying to get everyone back online.
PUD head honcho John Haarlow even filmed a hostage-ish video straight to camera, via stand up outside PUD HQ today.
Ostensibly to thank rate payers, although it feels more like a proof of life video.
Hey at least they’re trying.
Still no concrete word on when this situation will be brought to a close.