UPDATE (Sunday, Nov. 24th 7:45 p.m.) -
Santa Barbara County Emergency Officials said Sunday evening that a PSPS is possible for areas west of Goleta between Gaviota State Park and Jalama Beach County Park, and parts of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria.
Power could be shut off as early as Monday.
#SCE may turn off power to an unincorporated area west of Goleta between Gaviota State Park and Jalama Beach County Park & parts of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria this week. Call SCE at 1-800-611-1911 if you have questions. More info: https://t.co/YqDKvUfZIM.— SBCountyOEM (@SBCountyOEM) November 25, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY (Saturday, Nov. 23) - SoCal Edison may shutoff power in unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, according to a tweet posted Saturday from the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management.
Officials say the PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) will include the areas between the cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara, starting from Paradise Road down Turnpike Road to More Mesa.
The OEM has not yet stated why the PSPS may be enacted, but it is likely due to the strong wind gusts that have been forecasted by the National Weather Service, that could be over 30 mph.
This is a developing story.
Check back later for more details.