LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — Residents in the Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City areas are dealing with power outages after a heavy windstorm caused damage in the tri-state area.
Some residents in Bullhead City are still without power, but can expect power to be restored soon, city officials said.
City officials announced that they are moving the cooling center to Bullhead City Recreation Division office, 2285 Trane Road so that Sunset Elementary school can prepare to reopen on Wednesday. That center opens at 3 p.m.
Cooling stations have been set up for residents to stay safe during the extreme heat our state is facing. You can find a list of those stations here:
- Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Station #92, 1920 Camp Mohave Rd, Mohave Valley
- Mohave Valley Fire Station # 81, 1451 Willow Drive, Mohave Valley
- Lake Havasu Police Department, 2360 McCulloch Blvd North, Lake Havasu City
- Bullhead City Recreation Division office, 2285 Trane Road
Almost half of Bullhead City was without power as of 9:00 a.m. on Monday. Outage maps provided by Mohave Electric estimated that upwards 21,000 residents didn't have power.
Several traffic lights in the area were out because of storm damage, and the Bullhead Parkway was closed in both directions from North Oatman to Laughlin Ranch Boulevard due to downed power lines, the Bullhead City Police Department announced.
Bullhead City is keeping emergency shelters open until power is restored, and residents can find a cooling center at 2645 Landon Drive. Pets are allowed as long as they stay crated.
Shelters have been opened at Sunrise Elementary School and Mohave Valley Fire Station #81 for city residents trying to stay cool in near triple-digit heat.
The City is asking individuals city-wide to conserve water until power is fully restored throughout the city.
City officials said some area schools are expected to close Tuesday. The public is encouraged to check official school sources for more information regarding local school closures.
Near Lake Havasu City, over 3,000 residents are without power according to the UniSource Energy Services Outage Map.
As of 9 a.m., the specific causes of those outages are still being investigated. An expected time of restoration hasn't been announced for the area at large, but some customers can expect power to be restored as soon as 10 a.m.
The Lake Havasu City Council has opened the City Council Chambers as an emergency shelter for residents that are in need of a safe place to stay during the outages.
City Council Chambers are located at the Lake Havasu City Police Department at 2360 North McCulloch Boulevard.
Lake Havasu City residents in need of help can call the department's non-emergency number at 928-855-1171.
We will update this story as additional information on updates become available.
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