For your safety and system reliability, outages required to reduce wildfire risk or to address conditions that pose a risk to the public will continue.
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Help with Financial Challenges and Payments
To help with financial challenges due to COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending disconnections for customers unable to pay their bill. Some Authorized Payment Agencies may close or provide intermittent service. We will waive late payment charges if this affects your ability to make a timely payment. If you need help, visit sce.com/billhelp
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.