Alder Sheri Carter
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Carter’s Updates
MG&E Power Outage Update
MG&E Transmission explosion this morning has left approximately 13 thousand customers of their customers without power. The area affected was from Park Street and the entire Isthmus. Some customers have been restored but many don't have power.
The City of Madison is working to keep our community safe during this power outage, and there are a number of points we're keeping an eye on.
There are a number of intersections running on generators. The City is working to identify which intersections are still in need. Right now, there are 11 intersections running on generators, two of them are on trucks. When an intersection is dark, not flashing, those intersections should be treated as a four-way stop.
WI State Departments downtown are closed due to the power outage. They will reopen on Monday. Nonessential city personnel should go home for the day.
Metro's Call Center customer service is back up and running. If Metro is your primary transportation there are still some delays but most routes are back on schedule.
Immediate Cooling - The City is keeping a critical eye on the extreme heat. All City-run libraries, including the Central Library, are open as cooling centers and have power.
The Water Utility Water Wagon will also be downtown at the top of State Street from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. They will have water bottles and cup.
The downtown well has no power, so water pressure may be lower than normal downtown.
Public Health has these reminders for anyone impacted by the power outage and heat:
Stay Cool -Stay in air-conditioned buildings. If you need a cool place to stay, public places such as local senior centers, libraries, and malls are good options.
Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Never sit in a parked car or leave a child or pet in a parked car.
Stay Hydrated - Drink more than usual and don't wait until you're thirsty to drink.
Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
Avoid alcohol and liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
Make sure your family and pets are drinking enough water.
Stay Connected - Check your local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips.
Regularly check on friends, loved-ones, and neighbors either face-to-face or via telephone.
Know The Signs - If you start feeling overheated, weak, dizzy, nauseated, or have muscle cramps, you could be experiencing heat illness. Move to air conditioning, drink water, get under a fan, and put on cool washcloths. If your symptoms worsen or don't improve, go to the emergency room.
The City will have updates on the power outage on social media City Facebook page, Twitter.
I will continue keeping you updated as soon as information is available.
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