Community News

While Puget Sound Energy said that nearly a quarter-million customers were without electricity at one point over the last day or two, only a very few lost power on Fidalgo and Guemes islands.

But, PSE’s online outage map indicated nearly 800 customers on Guemes lost power early Friday morning.

During the height of the wind, Anacortes Airport recorded a gust if 42 miles… That was late Thursday. On Friday, the highest gust recorded at the airport was 31 miles an hour.

When it comes to rainfall, the downtown fire station recorded .42-inches Friday and .18-inches on Thursday. A total of less than one inch.

Puget Sound Energy says their crews have been making steady progress with damage assessment and restoration. However, damage was widespread across the service territory. Hardest hit areas include Kingston/Hansville; South Whidbey Island; Lacey/Yelm/south Thurston County; and Woodinville/Bothell.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

Community Events