Southern California Edison is notifying more customers along the South Coast of possible public safety power shutoffs due to high winds and increased wildfire danger.
Late Thursday night, the utility announced it would potentially turn off power to more than 6,700 customers across southern Santa Barbara County starting as soon as noon Friday and lasting up to seven days.
Santa Barbara County emergency managers are warning residents in the following areas to prepare for an extended power outage:
The warning of a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) issued Tuesday by Southern California Edison is for parts of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria.
County officials remind people to keep cell phones and portable chargers charged, gas tanks full, electric vehicles charges along with having non-perishable food and water on hand.
SCE has a list and maps of potentially impacted areas on its website.