We’ve made some changes due to COVID-19, including suspending service disconnections for residential and small business customers for nonpayment, and only continuing critical work needed to protect public safety and reduce the risk of wildfires. Learn more here. If you have recently lost your job, even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for a reduced energy rate through our CARE or FERA programs. Learn more.
Weather-Related Outages (Test)
Weather-Event Update (as of 7/2, 11:59 a.m.)
Gusty winds are expected to occur primarily during the afternoon and evening hours beginning Wednesday, July 3rd in the Northern Coachella Valley and High Desert areas, causing locally elevated fire conditions due to dry flashy fuels. Wind gusts of 35-50 mph are expected. A few isolated gusts near 55 mph are possible. Humidity levels will be low each afternoon as values dip into the single digits or lower teens.
Due to the projected strong winds in the Northern Coachella Valley and High Desert Areas with some potential for fire activity, approximately 4,500 customers have been notified that SCE is exploring options for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in portions of these communities beginning Wednesday July 3rd:
If you see a downed power line, do not touch it or anything in contact with it. Call 911 immediately.
Power outages in the area may impact traffic signals so motorists should use extreme caution and treat all intersections as four-way-stops.
Remember to check emergency supplies to be sure you have a battery-operated radio, a flashlight and fresh batteries.
Use flashlights instead of candles to avoid fire hazards in your home or business.
If you’re in a vehicle with a fallen power line on it, stay in the vehicle and remain calm until help arrives. It is OK to use your cellphone to call 911. If you must leave the vehicle, remember to exit away from downed power lines and exit by jumping from the vehicle and landing with both feet together. You must not touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Then proceed away from the vehicle by shuffling and not picking up your feet until you are several yards away.
If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into it, using a heavy-duty extension cord. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews. Please consult the manufacturer’s manual for operating the generator.