Southern California Possible Public Safety Power Shutoffs Friday September 9 2022
Southern California Edison (SCE) is considering shutting off power to some customers for pubic safety.
The upcoming storm is producing high winds and creates a higher wildfire risk.
The power shutoffs would affect about one percent of SCE customers.
Update at 8:00am on Friday September 9 2022
SCE Power Shutoff Under Consideration
Of SCE’s 5 million customers: 50,150 (1.0%)
Los Angeles County
San Bernardino County
Due to Elevated Weather (Strong Winds/Low Humidity/Dry Vegetation)
Situations Where Power Lines Can Fall and Spark and possibly Create a Wildfire
Fire threat to electric infrastructure
SCE Reminds Californias That They Can Prepare For Power Outages
Keep important telephone numbers near your home’s main phone and Cell Phone
(fire department, paramedics, police, hospital, doctors, relatives, neighbors)
Place flashlights in handy locations, like near the home phone
Install surge protectors to safeguard valuable electronics like computers and home entertainment systems
Get acquainted with your home’s utility boxes (electricity, water, and gas), learn how to turn them off, and keep the tools handy
Make sure your water heater is braced, anchored, or strapped in compliance with California law
Learn how to manually open your home’s automatic garage door or gate when power is out
Gather your loved ones periodically to review the family safety plan, including how you’ll address the needs of infants, the elderly, people with disabilities, and pets