Umatilla Electric is working outages in eastern Umatilla County where our restoration efforts are being hampered by flooding. Floodwaters present unsafe conditions for line workers with dynamic water levels and swift currents. As of noon, UEC has 33 members out along the South Fork of the Walla Walla River outside of Milton-Freewater and 56 members out along Bingham Road and the upper Umatilla River.
At this time, we can't estimate how long these areas will be out of power. We ask our members to remain patient if their electric services have been interrupted in these areas and to remain vigilant for their safety and that of their neighbors if they have been impacted by floodwaters.
UEC will continue to monitor conditions in the areas to restore electric services in a safe and timely manner. Please report an outage at 1-888-465-5701 day or night, and check our Outage Map at https://outageviewer.umatillaelectric.com