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SCE warns of possible power shutoffs in parts of Santa Barbara Co.

Posted at 2:56 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 18:33:40-04

Electricity may be turned off in parts of southern Santa Barbara County later this week.

The warning of a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) issued Tuesday by Southern California Edison is for parts of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria on Friday, Oct. 18, from 3-5 p.m.

Williams’ office says if a shutoff were to occur, people should be prepared to be without power for three to five days.

A warning has also been issued for parts of Gaviota at the Concepcion circuit Friday from noon to 6:00pm and the Mist circuit Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.

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.

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