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SDG&E notifies East County San Diego residents of possible power outages

KFMB San Diego logo KFMB San Diego 9/27/2020 City News Service
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San Diego Gas & Electric notified certain East County residents this weekend that it may have to turn off power because of elevated fire weather conditions.

The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a Red Flag Warning for Monday for inland San Diego County mountains and foothills.

Weak to moderate Santa Ana winds are expected to arrive Sunday, peak Monday morning and become weak to moderate by the end of the day, the NWS said.

"In preparation, SDG&E has activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor conditions 24/7 and has organized personnel and pre-staged materials and equipment for response," then utility said.

On Saturday, SDG&E sent notifications to about 700 customers at risk of public safety power shutoffs by phone, text messages and email.

Communities that could be affected include:

  • Boulevard
  • Campo
  • Campo Reservation
  • Descanso
  • Jamul
  • La Posta Reservation
  • Manzanita Reservation
  • Santa Ysabel
  • Santa Ysabel Reservation

    "Customers who were notified should be prepared to activate their personal emergency plan to keep their family, pets and livestock safe." the utility said. "SDG&E will continue to provide customers with updates when there is more certainty about forecasted weather conditions." 

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