Nearly 11,000 people are out of power from Skull Valley to Dewey Humboldt.
About ten of the power outages are in the Prescott area, with others in Skull Valley, Dewey Humboldt, and Chino Valley.
According to the Outage Map on the APS website, all of the outages have an estimated restoration time of 6 PM. But, when an actual address in an affected area was put into the “Report an outage” box, a much different time was provided:
What to do in the event of a power outage?
- Try not to open your refrigerator or freezer any more frequently or longer than necessary
- Be very careful if using candles
- Make sure your batteries in flashlights are working now, before it gets dark
- Anything you need, ie: medications, set up in an easy to find place
- Dress warm and in layers
- Use your cell phone as little as possible to conserve power
- Dig out your blankets
- If you don’t have friends and family to conveniently visit for a few hours, consider going to the Red Cross Warming Shelter at Bradshaw High School in Prescott Valley to warm up.
- If you have health issues that require you to have electricity, call 911 immediately.
Besides the outages in the Prescott area, there are also outages in metro Phoenix, Northeastern Arizona, Northwestern Arizona and Southeastern Arizona.