UPDATE: SCE Crews Respond to Power Outages as Rains Pour Down on Southern California

As of 10 a.m. this morning, there are a total of 10,000 customers without power throughout the service territory.

February 28, 2014 | By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom @SCE_CarolineA

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For the latest information on outages, please visit SCE's Outage Map.

UPDATE as of 9 a.m., March 1, 2014 — Currently, 12,950 customers are without service across SCE's 50,000 square-mile service area.
UPDATE as of 9 p.m., Feb. 28, 2014 — Currently, 21,000 customers are without service across SCE's 50,000 square-mile service area.

​UPDATE as of 4 p.m., Feb. 28, 2014 — There are approximately 36,000 customers without service across SCE’s 50,000 square-mile service area

UPDATE as of 12 p.m., Feb. 28, 2014 — There are approximately 18,000 customers throughout SCE’s service territory currently without power. The most impacted areas include Los Angeles (6,450 customers without service), Orange (3,827 customers without service), Riverside (1,894 customers without service) San Bernardino (2,032 customers without service) and Ventura Counties (1,942 customers without service).


The second rainstorm predicted to be much larger than the first arrived as expected early Friday morning, leaving several inches of rainfall across Southern California.

As of 10 a.m. this morning, there are a total of 10,000 Southern California Edison (SCE) customers without power throughout the service territory. Crews are currently on site working to safely restore power to these customers.

“This storm system is expected to last through the weekend and SCE crews are at the ready to safely restore power to our customers,” said Steve Conroy, director of Corporate Communications. “With heavy rains and high wind conditions now starting, SCE reminds customers of possible downed power lines and to never approach them and call 911 immediately.”

The National Weather Service is predicting several inches of rainfall to blanket Southern California before this current system is forecast to end sometime Sunday.

SCE has additional crews on standby throughout this weekend in case of possible power outages. The utility has also added additional call center representatives to handle customer calls through the weekend.

The utility reminds its customers to never approach downed power lines and call 911 immediately. The storms may affect power to traffic signals, so remember to treat them as four-way stops.

Customers should also have fresh batteries for their flashlights and radios. Never use candles during an outage. If you are going to use a generator, place it outdoors and plug appliances directly into it. Please consult the manufacturer’s manual for operating the generator in wet conditions. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews. For more safety tips, visit www.SCE.com/staysafe.

Customers may report outages at 1-800-655-4555, online or through the SCE Outages app. Outage information will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Topics: Customer Service, Safety