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RPU preparing for possible storms

RPU is preparing for possible storms approaching southeast Minnesota this afternoon and evening. All necessary RPU staff are preparing to support operations in the event of a storm. If the threatening storm system hits Rochester, dangerous situations may arise.


In the event of the severe weather knocking down trees or taking overhead power lines down, stay away from the debris and call RPU and/or law enforcement. Do not approach the area under any circumstances. If you lose electricity, please call RPU to report your outage. RPU crews will be dispatched as needed.


The RPU customer service phone number is 507-280-1500. For up to the minute notifications on outages, customers can follow RPU outage information on Twitter at “rpuoutages”.