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SDG&E begins public safety power shutoffs due to Santa Ana wind event

Public Safety Power Shutoffs
Posted at 3:07 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 12:13:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Gas and Electric shut off power to nearly 2,500 customers as of Wednesday evening due to strong winds and the increased risk of wildfires.

The shutoffs are in the communities of:

  • Alpine
  • Campo
  • Descanso
  • El Cajon
  • Potrero
  • Sycuan Reservation

According to the company, more than 31,000 customers were notified of being at risk of the outages.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning from 8 a.m. Wednesday through noon Thursday for San Diego County’s inland valleys and mountains.

SDG&E issued the following statement:

“Public Safety Power Shutoffs are a last resort to protect public safety and reduce wildfire risk, and our employees are dedicated to doing everything we can to minimize impacts should it come to that. We understand the last thing our customers want to hear is that they may lose power given the holiday and COVID pandemic. Our meteorology team is closely monitoring the weather circuit by circuit, and it’s our hope that Mother Nature will cooperate and conditions will change, eliminating or reducing the need for safety power shutoffs. But we must make sure our customers are prepared,” said SDG&E’s Chief Customer Officer Scott Crider.

See the list of affected communities below:

  • Alpine
  • Boulevard
  • Campo
  • Campo Reservation
  • Chula Vista
  • Cuyapaipe Reservation
  • Descanso
  • El Cajon
  • Escondido
  • Julian
  • La Jolla Reservation
  • La Posta Reservation
  • Los Coyotes Reservation
  • Manzanita Reservation
  • Mesa Grande Reservation
  • Palomar Mountain
  • Pauma Reservation
  • Pauma Valley
  • Pine Valley
  • Potrero
  • Poway
  • Ramona
  • Ranchita
  • Rincon Reservation
  • San Pasqual Reservation
  • Santa Ysabel
  • Santa Ysabel Reservation
  • Sycuan Reservation
  • Valley Center
  • Warner Springs