Last week, Southern California Edison turned off the power as a safety precaution due to high winds. While customers got their power back, thousands of people could face this same situation once again today or tomorrow to avoid wildfires sparked by power lines. About 32,500 customers will be affected in six counties including: Mono, Kern, Inyo, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino as wind picks up. Southern California Edison spokesperson Robert Villegas told the LA Times,
“We provide as much advance notice as we can ahead of when we think the weather might come. It’s a situation that might develop, but it might not, so we ask for customers’ patience.”
This latest power shut off will impact Riverside County the most with about 12,00 customers, about 1,500 customers in Los Angeles County, 5,600 in San Bernardino, 500 customers in Inyo County and about 800 customers Kern County. If you're one of the customers impacted, you might be out of power for a couple days considering once the wind dies down, Edison employees will have to inspect the power lines before reenergizing them. You can click here and type in your address to see if you'll be affected!