December 7, 2017 (San Diego) -- The American Red Cross is opening two emergency shelters this morning at 9:00 a.m. in support of residents impacted by power outages. The shelters are in El Cajon and Escondido. ECM has contacted the County to ask why shelters have not been opened in mountain and rural areas, where many of the outages have occurred and ratepayers have been advised power could remain off for up to five days due to the high winds and extreme fire danger.
At this time, SDG&E reports more than 5,000 customers are without power. Extreme fire weather continues in San Diego County today.
Per County Emergency Services, here are the shelter locations:
Bostonia Park & Recreation Center (1049 Bostonia Street, El Cajon)
East Valley Community Center (2245 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido)
Visit ReadySanDiego.org to register for AlertSanDiego, the regional emergency mass notification system, and to download the SDEmergency app.
Monitor local television and radio stations or visit SDCountyEmergency.com for updated information related to this fire weather event.