Greater Spokane DEM UPDATE

Ofc. Teresa Fuller


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9:18 a.m.


The Greater Spokane Department of Emergency Management is working to currently assess the damage caused by last night’s severe storm. With the large amount of downed trees and power lines, travel is still potentially dangerous. Citizens are advised to stay home and off our roadways if possible.

Power companies are working extremely hard to assess the damage to their systems and to restore power as quickly as possible.

  • Remember, stay away from downed power lines. As lines are repaired, even power line you “think” are dead may become energized.
  • If you must travel, remember to treat intersections as 4-way stops if the traffic lights are inoperative.
  • Be aware of downed trees blocking roadways.
  • To report non-emergency call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.
  • Life-threatening emergencies call 9-1-1.

To report downed power lines or to inquire about power outages, please contact your power company.

Avista: 1.800.227.9187

Inland Power: 1.877.668.8243

Vera Power: 509.924.3800

To report downed trees blocking roadways in the City of Spokane please call 509.625.7733.



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