Comcast continues to have more than 500 employees and contractors busy working to restore services to our valued customers. Services to about 30,000 customers remain affected in Western Washington, almost all due to power outages, down from 152,000 at the height of the storm. The electrical transmission systems in Everett, Ferndale, Bellingham, and other areas still have significant storm related damage. During the recovery phase after severe weather, safety remains a paramount concern. As such, we may have to wait to address certain areas until power crews declare the areas safe. As soon as they do, we are ready to move in.
UPDATE: August 30, 1:15 p.m.
As a result of the Saturday windstorm and power outages, Comcast has 511 employees and contractors busy in the field right now working to restore service to all our valued customers. We estimate 49,000 customers remain affected in Western Washington, almost all due to power outages, down from 152,000 at the height of the storm. The update below is still current in that power companies and our own visual inspections conducted during repairs indicate Everett, Ferndale, Bellingham, and many other areas still have a lot of damage. We have re-routed a fiber-optic line to restore services in parts of Grays Harbor County including Westport. See photos of some of the damage here.
Above: scenes from Lake Forest Park
No matter where in Washington that you live, we know that it has been a rough 24 hours. At Comcast we are exceedingly grateful for your continued understanding and patience.