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PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF IN MONTECITO

By Jackie Jenkins
Oct 18, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Southern California Edison (SCE) has notified the public that they are considering turning off power to some areas of Montecito later this week due to expected high winds. Power has not yet been turn off for these areas.

The outage may impact an area from Buena Vista Avenue in Montecito through parts of Summerland and to the intersection of Linden Avenue and State Route 192 in Carpinteria, going as far north as the end of Toro Canyon Road and mostly staying on the mountainous side of the 101. If you live or work in or near this area, or should make preparations for a possible multiple day power outage lasting as long as 5-7 days. More information will be provided as it becomes available. 

We encourage residents to check on your friends and neighbors to make sure they are prepared. 

Call SCE directly at 1-800-611-1911, or visit www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps with questions related to this potential outage. 

For tips on how to prepare and register for public safety notifications go to www.ReadySBC.org and click on "Preparing for a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS)."

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