SDG&E crews restore power to approximately 39,000 customers between storms
January 22, 2017 (San Diego) -- Friday delivered severe winds and rain to San Diego and Orange counties, uprooting trees that brought down power lines throughout the area. SDG&E crews worked to restore power to approximately 39,000 customers in a matter of hours. In isolated cases, where there was extensive damage, restorations took a bit longer, however most customers were restored by Sunday morning.
Now, the company is prepared for a second wave of heavy storms, that’s hitting today and forecast to last until Tuesday. As the storms continue, SDG&E asks its customers to stay safe, stay inside if possible, and if they see downed powerlines do not touch them, instead call 9-1-1.
“I would like to say thank you to our customers for their patience, and to our crews who remained focused on safety as they worked to repair the damage left by the first wave of storms,” said Scott Crider, vice president of customer services. “As severe weather returns, there is a possibility of power outages. If power goes out at your home or business, please know that our crews are working to safely restore service to you.”
During a power outage the company offers the following safety tips:
- Use a flashlight—instead of candles—for light
- If using a standby generator follow these safety tips
- Turn off major appliances like dishwashers or televisions that were running when the power went out to prevent them from starting unexpectedly when power is restored
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to keep food fresh
- Leave one light on so you know when power is restored