SCE Crews Continue to Restore Power After Heavy Rains and Winds
After Sunday’s storm, Southern California Edison crews were making good progress to safely restore power to areas affected by weather-related outages that impacted the SCE service territory.
As of 1:00 a.m Tuesday, about 300 SCE and contract crews were working diligently to restore power to approximately 5,000 customers who are experiencing service impacts resulting from the heavy rain and high winds storms that swept through the area.
SCE crews are prioritizing restoration to customers who have experienced the longest outages and are working non-stop to restore power to customers experiencing an electric service interruption.
Currently Los Angeles county has the bulk of customers without power and extra resources have been assigned to the area to restore service.
SCE appreciates customer’s patience as restoration efforts continue throughout the day and evening hours.
Due to the severity of the storms, estimated restoration times in Long Beach, Santa Monica, Dominguez Hills, Whittier and South Bay are currently unavailable. SCE has brought in additional crews to identify and repair the damage caused by the rain and wind storms.
The SCE outage map has been restored after experiencing some technical difficulties earlier Monday and is now displaying outage information for most of our service territory with the exception of Long Beach, Santa Monica, Dominguez Hills, Whittier and South Bay.
SCE reminds customers that severe weather could result in service interruptions overnight and that they should take steps now in their homes and businesses to be prepared.
If you see a downed power line or dangling wire — even if it appears not to be live — don’t touch or approach it or anything that is in contact with it and call 911 immediately.
SCE encourages customers to get ready for potential outages by taking the following measures:
- Place flashlights in handy locations, such as near telephones.
- Install surge protectors to help safeguard valuable electronic equipment, such as computers and home entertainment systems.
- Know where to find each utility box (electricity, water and gas) and how to turn them off. Keep the proper tools to do so handy.
- Always back up important work and files on your computer.
- If you have an automatic garage door or gate, learn how to open them manually (without power).
- Consider keeping at least one car at least half full with fuel. Gas stations need electricity to pump gas and will be shut down during an outage. Please note that stockpiling gasoline is not recommended. Gasoline is a hazardous, combustible substance. Portable gasoline generators should never be used inside homes, garages, office buildings or other enclosed spaces.
- Make a safety preparedness plan for your family that includes a list and location of the above items. Be prepared to meet the special needs of infants and elderly or disabled family members. Also plan how you will care for any pets.