WeatherFire Watch

Actions

More than 20,000 SCE customers in Santa Barbara County under power shutoff consideration

Posted at 6:30 PM, Oct 19, 2019
More than 20,000 SCE customers in Santa Barbara County under power shutoff consideration

Southern California Edison (SCE) is notifying more customers along the South Coast of possible public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) due to high winds and increased wildfire danger.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, SCE says more than 20,000 customers are under a PSPS consideration according to its website.

The following communities could have their power shutoff if fire risk increases:

  • Santa Barbara
  • Goleta
  • Carpinteria
  • Mission Canyon
  • Hwy 154
  • Unicorporated Areas-- Orchams, El Encano Heights, Lento, Oak Park, Samarkand, North State, Cold Springs Canyon, Gaviota, Jalama Beach, El Capitan Park, Montecito, Summerland, Mibek Rd, Sterret Ave and Foothill Ave.

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 the ReadySBC.org website , residents can look at an interactive map showing the areas at risk of a power shutoff.

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 .