SDG&E power shutoffs continue through Friday

Due to the strong winds of Santa Ana and the extremely dry conditions, San Diego Gas & Electric cut off power to thousands of customers (mostly East County and backcountry areas) on Thanksgiving and Friday.

As of 2:15 pm on Friday Reported utility 1,142 customers in the community, including Alpine, Jamal and Boulevard, turned off their wires as Santa Ana winds blew through San Diego County for two consecutive days.

NS fire alarm What started early in the morning of Thanksgiving by the National Weather Service is expected to remain until 6 pm on Friday. The forecast required a gust of 45 mph until the afternoon.

California utilities use the so-called Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) when strong winds and extremely dry conditions combine to increase the risk of a power line outage causing a wildfire.

SDG & E officials warned that as many as 52,093 customers could see the electricity turned off between Thursday and Friday. At the peak of Thanksgiving events Approximately 5,300 SDG & E customers I lost power.

Historically, endorheic areas have been most affected by PSPS, and rural backcountry areas often rely on electricity to operate water pumps, so some complain that power outages make them particularly vulnerable. ..

SDG & E has opened Two community resource centers Where affected customers can get water and snacks, get up-to-date information about outages, and charge their phones:

  • Descanso Community Resource Center, Descanso County Library, 9545 River Drive, and
  • Potrelo Community Resource Center, Potrelo Community Center, 24550 Highway 94.

Both locations will remain until 10 pm on Friday.

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