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Upated March 16, 2018 with more meeting times and details added.

March 8, 2018 (San Diego's East County) -- SDG&E announces five upcoming community forums from March 9 through April 6 in high fire risk communitie to get feedback from residents and share information on fire resiliency and power shut-offs.  Dates are March 9 in Pine Valley, March 16 in Descanso, March 23 in Valley Center, March 30 in Ramona, and April 6 in Warner Springs.

Below is the press release from SDG&E:

WHAT:  Recent wildfires throughout the State of California have proven to be catastrophic. In San Diego, we have had the driest start to winter since records began in 1850, dramatically increasing the potential for wildfire. Our preparedness efforts and agency collaborations have made the regional much more resilient, but there is more we can do to protect our communities from wildfire. 

SDG&E, the American Red Cross and 2-1-1 San Diego are inviting residents living in some of the windiest communities to hear your feedback and learn more about how weather impacts the electric grid. We will also provide more details about how SDG&E’ operations personnel evaluates field conditions when making the tough decision to shut off power to protect public safety.

WHEN:   Campo, Boulevard, Pine Valley                         Ramona

                  Friday, March 9, 3:30-5 p.m.                                Friday, March, 30, 5-7:30 p.m.

                  Red Hawks Recreation Center                             Ramona Community Center

                  Mountain Empire High School                            434 Aqua Lane, Ramona

                 3305 Buckman Springs Rd, Pine Valley


                 Descanso                                                              Warner Springs

                  Friday, March 16, 2-4 p.m.                                   Friday, April 6, time: 4-6:30 p.m.

                  Descanso Town Hall                                            Warner Springs High School cafeteria

                 24536 Viejas Grade Rd, Descanso                      30951 Hwy 79, Warner Springs


Valley Center

Friday, March 23, 5-7:30 p.m.

Harrah’s Resort Event Center

777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner

WHO:    -SDG&E Meteorologist, VP of Customer Service and VP of Electric Operations

-Representatives from the American Red Cross

               -Ray Chaney, Director, 2-1-1 San Diego

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The Campo meting

Nobody showed up. Less than 20. The presenters outnumbered the residents. Like every other activity up here nobody cares but they can sure bitch a lot.

SDG&E Meeting Warner Springs

I hope we get informed when and where in Warner Springs the meeting will be held. We kind of all are a bit frustrated with the shutdowns. Some of us have no water or heat. The other day the 12-hour shutdown was way too long (up to a quarter to nine at night) and we were freezing.

I wish I could go

I think the community members will be fired up (no pun intended) and want to know how people are supposed to survive for days or weeks without electricity. My friend Ben is the last customer in SD county at the Desert Tower.