In August we covered a number of stories where squirrels were causing power outages. In fact, we identified 80,000 people temporarily went without power due to squirrels. Here are some new power outages, most of which occurred in the Pacific Northwest.
- Squirrel causes outage for residents near the Washington County Fair Complex in Oregon. No estimate of the number of people who went without power was given, so we'll conservatively assume at least 10,000 people.
- Squirrel causes power outage for 5,000 people near Uniontown, PA.
- Squirrel in Bellingham, Washington, causes power outage for 2,500 people.
This total of 17,500 brings our total count of people impacted by power outages due to squirrels since mid-August to 97,500. This means our next power outage due to squirrels will likely push us over the 100,000 level.