Southern California Edison (SCE) restored power Sunday to all customers in downtown Long Beach, as the remaining customers were reconnected back to the electrical network after being supported by power generators during the outage.
SCE crews continued to work in the area and closely monitor the underground network. The outage began on Thursday afternoon.SCE thanks customers for their patience as crews worked to restore power safely and as efficiently as possible. More than 75 crews, which is over 150 technical staff, worked on repairs. The safety of the public and its crews is SCE's highest priority.
SCE distributed food, water and ice from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 925 Locust Avenue to impacted customers.
Customers in Long Beach are encouraged to make every effort to conserve use of electricity as SCE continues to return the system to its full operational capacity.
SCE thanks the city of Long Beach for its cooperation and for the especially important safety efforts of first responders in the Long Beach Fire and Police departments.
Customers may inquire about outages at 1-800-611-1911 and get the latest information from the outage page at www.sce.com/outages or by downloading the SCE outages app on their smartphones. Updates also are shared via Twitter.
Here are some additional important tips to remember during outages:
- Watch for traffic signals that may be out. Approach those intersections as four-way stops.
- Make sure you have a battery-operated radio and flashlights. Check the batteries to make sure they’re fresh. Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage.
- Do not use candles because they pose a significant fire hazard.
- If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into the generator, using a heavy-duty extension cord. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews.