LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Southern California Edison shut off power to tens of thousands of customers across the Southland Wednesday and Thursday as the most powerful Santa Ana wind event of the season descended on the region, sparking several devastating wildfires.
An extreme red flag warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday.
As of midnight Friday, 10,392 SoCal Edison customers were without power.
Here are the latest outage numbers:
- Los Angeles County: 79 customers: This includes Los Angeles, Santa Clarita and San Fernando.
- Ventura County: 5,094 customers: This includes Moorpark, Somis, Santa Paula, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks.
- San Bernardino County: 5,215: This includes Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and San Bernardino.
- Riverside County: 3 customers: This includes residences on Shirleon Road.
- Kern County: 1 customer: This includes Tehachapi
There were no customers under consideration for public safety power shutoffs.
While speaking in downtown L.A. last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom was scathingly critical of California’s public utility companies regarding the rolling blackouts. Pacific Gas & Electric has shut of power to hundreds of thousands of customers in Northern California over the past few weeks.
“I must confess, it is infuriating beyond words to live in a state as innovative and extraordinarily entrepreneurial and capable in the state of California, to be living in an environment where we are seeing this kind of disruption and these kinds of blackouts,” Newsom said.
For a full list of cities and maps of the neighborhoods experiencing SoCal Edison power shutoffs, click here.