Update 3:30 p.m.: Power has been fully restored to all residents.
By Miriam Raftery
September 7, 2013 (Borrego Springs) – Severe weather knocked out power yesterday afternoon ito 2700 SDG&E customers in Borrego Springs and nearby communities. An estimated 760 households remain without power today in Borrego and Shelter Valley as temperatures climb to triple digits.
SDG&E estimates power will be restored at 7 p.m. “Currently, we have restored some emergency power to a portion of the community. This has enabled the county to open a cool zone at the library on Palm Canyon Drive,” an SDG&E advisory sent to residents advises.
“There was hardly anyone in town, no gas, can’t pump with no power,” Borrego resident Bob Kutscher informed ECM this morning.