STANWOOD – About 1,000 homes and businesses lost power in the Stanwood area Wednesday after a snow goose flew into a power line.
“It’s somewhat unusual” for the bird to cause an outage, said Neil Neroutsos, a spokesman for Snohomish County PUD. “We don’t get a lot of this.”
The power was out from about 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., he said.
Camano Island Fire and Rescue and the Tulalip Tribes Police Department will receive money to buy new safety equipment.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded about $775,000 to first responders statewide.
Camano Island Fire and Rescue will use their share to buy an AMKUS, sometimes called a “jaws of life,” a device that helps get people out of wrecks, among other things.
The Tulalip Tribes Police Department also was awarded a share of the money to buy a hand-held thermal imaging device.
From Herald staff reports