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September 2, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Storm brings flooding, power outages to Seattle, Eastside

An early evening storm dumped  almost half an inch of rain on Seattle and contributed to flooding and power outages around the area Tuesday. The National Weather Service office in Sand Point recorded about four-tenths of an inch between 5 and 7 p.m., with peak gusts at 30 mph, meteorologist Allen Kam said. The storm system…

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September 2, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Thousands without power in Northeast Seattle, Eastside

Update at 6:40 p.m.: The outage in Northeast Seattle is affecting 700 customers, according to Seattle City Light. High winds blew trees into power lines Tuesday afternoon and caused the outages, City Light said. Update at 6:20 p.m.: Puget Sound Energy reported that 1,500 customers are without power in Sammamish. Power is expected to be restored at…

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August 13, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Wednesday Memo: Haboob hubbub … Power savers … Aimless chicken … Shark Week

Maybe we ARE in Kansas: Ever heard of a “Haboob“? It’s another name for a wicked dust storm. One of those rolled through Eastern Washington Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms and lightning. Meanwhile, back on the west side of the mountains: The heavy rains we saw overnight should taper back, but…

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August 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Power out for 2,300 customers in Ravenna neighborhood

Update 2:20 p.m.:  Crews estimate full power will be restored in Northeast Seattle by 5:45 p.m. — 1,890 customers are still without power. Original: About 2,300 homes and businesses near Northeast 52nd Street and Ravenna have lost power when a tree damaged some wires. Seattle City Light says crews will assess damage and start to reroute power while working on repairs….

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July 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Power restored after electrical substation fire near Seattle Center

Update at 12:29 p.m.: Power has been restored to the 325 customers that lost power during the fire at Seattle City Light’s Broad Street Substation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Update at 11:20 a.m.: Seattle firefighters will let the substation fire burn itself out, according to spokesman Kyle Moore. Once that happens,…

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June 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Council approves big pay raise for City Light CEO

The Seattle City Council today voted 6-2 to approve a raise of up to $120,000 for City Light Chief Executive Officer Jorge Carrasco. Carrasco, already the highest-paid city employee at nearly $245,000 a year, now has a pay range up to $364,000, though a spokesman for Mayor Ed Murray has said Carrasco would get about $305,000 in a…

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June 4, 2014 at 4:49 PM

City Light head could get $110,000 raise

A Seattle City Council committee today approved a raise of up to $110,000 for Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco that would bring his salary to $364,000 a year. Carrasco already is the highest paid employee in the city, but other heads of public power companies make significantly more, the city personnel director Susan Coskey told the council…

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March 25, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Power restored after outage in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m. | Power has been restored to the area, according to Seattle City Light. ORIGINAL POST | A power outage in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is affecting an estimated 150 customers, according to Seattle City Light. The area affected is mostly between East Thomas and East Harrison streets and Bellevue Avenue East and…

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March 3, 2014 at 5:28 PM

City Light: Equipment failure, not balloons, caused outages

Thousands of residents in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood were without power Monday morning, and again in the afternoon because of equipment failure, according to Seattle City Light. Seattle City Light reported 7,325 residents were without power about 2 a.m. in the area bordered by East Mercer Street, Interstate 5, East Pine Street and 22nd Avenue East. Power…

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