More Wet Weather Forecast for SoCal
It’s been a rainy 2019 so far, and more rainstorms and high winds are expected in the Southland midweek through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Weather forecasts indicate most areas may get about two inches of rain Wednesday and Thursday, while mountain areas could get as much as four inches in addition to high winds. Burn areas may see some flooding and mudslides during this latest round of rainstorms.
Southern California Edison meteorologists are monitoring the weather and providing regular updates. SCE crews are prepping with extra staff in case high winds and potential lightning cause additional power outages.
“It has been a rainy January and February so far and we will continue to monitor the weather this week,” said Anthony Edeson, SCE director of Grid Operations. “We are ready to respond to outages or other issues with the power system.
“Our No. 1 priority continues to be the safety of our customers and employees.”
SCE reminds customers that downed trees and mudslides may have damaged electrical lines. If you come across any downed wires, stay away and call 911.
Customers can report or inquire about outages at 800-611-1911 and get the latest information using the SCE outages app at sce.com/outages. They can also stay informed by visiting sce.com/staysafe, twitter.com/sce and facebook.com/sce.
Storm Safety Tips:
- SCE reminds customers to be careful when traffic signals are not working. Remember to approach those intersections as four-way stops.
- Wet yards with puddles on cement or grass can carry electricity. If a line is down in your yard, remain indoors and call 911 immediately.
- Never try to remove a broken tree limb or branch that has come in contact with a power line.
- Make sure you have a battery-operated radio and flashlights. Check the batteries to make sure they’re fresh. Never use candles for lighting because they pose a 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.