Storm Knocks Out Power at Carus Elementary School

Electricity was knocked out at Carus Elementary School Monday afternoon due to a powerful wind storm.

Students and staff are safe, district officials said in communications to parents and community members, and school and bus routes were to continue according to schedule.

PGE is working along with the school facilities and technology teams to address the issue and limit interruptions.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the school by phone at 503-263-7190 or through email to Principal Sam Thompson at, head secretary Amber Wohlers at and attendance secretary Angela Hawes at

PGE is currently reporting at least 281 active outages in its coverage area, affecting nearly 20,000 customers. To report an outage, you may do so online or by phone at 503-464-7777 for Portland and 503-399-7717 for Salem.

To get an update on a current outage, visit

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