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Measuring the Worst Power Outage in Oregon History

In three days, Portland emergency operators received 563 calls reporting downed power lines.

330,000

Oregonians left without power Feb. 15 following an ice storm across the Willamette Valley

30%

The statewide share of Portland General Electric customers without power Feb. 15

12,000

Pacific Power customers in Portland who lost power between 3 and 5 am on Feb. 15

6,711

PGE power lines down as of Feb. 16

563

Portland emergency calls reporting downed power lines between Feb. 12-15

275

Portland 911 calls asking to check on the welfare of people Feb. 12-14—a 58% increase from the same period in 2020.

Sources: Office of the Governor, Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications