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Contact Linn County REC during an outage when:
To report a power outage call 377-1587 or toll free in Iowa at 1-800-332-5420. Calls are answered 24 hours a day.
Outage calls after regular business hours or during extensive outages will be answered by our automated phone outage system. This system uses caller ID and relies on accurate phone information to serve our members in the most efficient manner. Be sure that we have your current home and/or cell phone number on file with your account information.
Informational videos for using SmartHub to report an issue.
View outage information by county on our outage map. This map updates approximately every 10 minutes.
If your home’s power is interrupted for two hours or less, losing perishable foods shouldn’t be a concern. When an outage is prolonged, it’s time to decide when to save and when to toss food away.
Use these food safety tips to help you minimize food loss and reduce the risk of foodborne illness:
Remember the American Red Cross food safety rule: “When in doubt, throw it out.”