Southern California Possible Public Safety Power Shutoffs Friday September 9 2022

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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%)

Kern County
1,607 customers
Los Angeles County
11,169 customers
Orange County
19,623 customers
Riverside County
14,542 customers
San Bernardino County
2,805 customers
Ventura County
404 customers

SCE Public Safety Power Shutoff PSA

Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) For Wildfire Prevention Details


Community Safety

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

Sign Up For PSPS Alerts at SCE

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

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