As rainstorms and high winds continue to move through the region, Southern California Edison (SCE) crews are making progress in restoring power to its customers. With equipment damaged in the storms, some SCE customers may be without power overnight.
SCE will continue to send additional repair crews to its hardest-hit areas to safely restore power to its customers. Crews plan to continue working through the night.
As of 3:30 p.m. PST, there were 9,429 customers without service throughout SCE’s 50,000-square-mile service territory. The hardest-hit regions were Los Angeles County with 2,876 customers without power, Tulare County with 1,723 customers, Ventura County with 1,578 without power and Orange County with 1,451 customers without service.
SCE reminds its customers to never approach of touch a downed power line or dangling wire — even if it appears not to be live — and call 911 immediately. Traffic signals may be out so approach those intersections as four-way stops.
Customers may report or inquire about outages at 1-800-611-1911 and get the latest information using the SCE outages app at www.sce.com/outages.
Some additional safety tips include:
- 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 it, using heavy-duty extension cords. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews.