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Update 11 a.m.  SDG&E has shut off power to around 16,000 customers due to very high winds howling through some mountain and rural areas of East County.  Winds approaching 100 mph have been clocked today atop at least one local mountain peak.

East County News Service

October 24, 2019 (San DIego's East County) -- San Diego Gas & Electric will open seven Community Resource Centers tomorrow, Friday, October 25th starting at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. due to power outages the company initiated during the Santa Ana wind event.  Water and snacks will be available, and residents can charge devices and get up-to-date information about power outages at these Centers:

- Descanso Branch Library: 9545 River Dr. Descanso, CA, 91916

- Whispering Winds Catholic Camp: 17606 Harrison Park Road, Julian, CA, 92036

- Pine Valley Improvement Club: 28890 Old Highway 80, Pine Valley, CA, 91962

- Lake Morena Community Church: 29765 Oak Drive, Campo, CA, 91906

- Portrero Community Center: 24550 Hwy 94, Portrero, CA, 91963

- Dulzura Community Center: 1136 Community Building Road, Dulzura, CA, 91917

- Warner Springs Resource Center: 30950 CA-79, Warner Springs, CA, 92086

Due to high winds and dangerous weather conditions power has been turned off for safety to approximately 7,300 customers in the communities of Descanso, Alpine, Boulevard, Cuyamaca, Guatay, Pine Valley, Jacumba, Santa Ysabel, Potrero, Dulzura, Campo, East Poway and Ramona to help ensure public safety.  

As weather trends become more certain, SDG&E adjusts where shutoffs are needed for safety in order to minimize customer impact to the greatest extent possible.

Dangerous weather conditions may affect additional communities overnight and into tomorrow. SDG&E projects the following communities could also experience safety power shutoffs: Barona, Barrett Lake, Black Mountain Ranch, Coronado Hills, East Valley Center, Elfin Forest, Julian, Lake Hodges, Mesa Grande, Mount Laguna, Olivenhain, Palomar Mountain, Rancho Bernardo West, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Shelter Valley, Viejas, and Warner Springs. A map of the areas that could potentially be affected is posted below.

Customers who have received alerts from us are encouraged to activate their personal emergency preparedness plan and have emergency supplies on hand, including water, food, flashlights, extra batteries, and battery packs for their smartphones.

Everyone is encouraged to sign up to receive alerts from SDG&E at so they can stay up to date on potential Public Safety Power Shutoffs. If you have a loved one living in an area that could potentially be affected and you are not an SDG&E account holder, you can sign up for notifications by ZIP code at

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