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Power could be shut off across Central Coast because of fire risk

Posted: 9:00 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 00:45:03-04
186 lose power in Orcutt

Update (9:30pm) Customers in Santa Maria may be affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoffs as early as Wednesday.

According to the P.G.&E. website, 32 customers in Santa Maria may have their power shutoff.

In total, more than 800,000 customers state wide could be effected by the safety shutoff.
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Southern California Edison and PG&E said it has plans to shut down power during critical fire weather to reduce the risk of a fire.

Several power shut-offs have already been scheduled for Northern California as some regions experience extreme heat and high winds.

A Public Safety Power Shutoff could lead to multi-day power outages in some areas.

To help people prepare for a possible shutoff, the City of Santa Barbara is encouraging residents to livestream its meeting on Oct. 14.