LADWP Heat Storm Update: July 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

Crews Make Significant Progress Overnight as they Work to Restore Localized Power Outages Affecting 7,800 Customers

LADWP crews working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible

With the current heat storm, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) power system field crews have made significant progress overnight. As of 9:00 a.m. today, LADWP has restored power to 76,000 customers since the heat storm that began Friday; currently, 7,800 customers are without power. Koreatown is currently most impacted with 2,200 customers without electricity. LADWP crews have been working through the night and continue today to repair power equipment servicing the area. Restoration of power to most of the Koreatown customers is expected by noon, the remainder later in the afternoon today.

Lower temperatures are expected to help prevent overloading of circuits and will allow crews to make headway as they work tirelessly to replace damaged equipment. Some customers in affected areas have experienced continued or recurring outages due to strain on the neighborhood distribution equipment. Outages requiring complex repairs may take longer than 48 hours.

Customers are encouraged to continue conserving while remaining safe. Reduce electricity use in the afternoon and evening hours, especially from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. by setting air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees and not using appliances like clothes washers and dryers until after 9:00 p.m.​

We appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews get power restored to those affected. Click here for more information on this record heat storm and how to conserve. If you need to cool off, the City of LA offers cooling centers where you can beat the heat. To report a power outage, customers should call 1-800-DIAL-DWP. To check the status of an outage, visit our outage maps at http://www.ladwp.com.

Current outages are as follows:

 

NEIGHBORHOOD CUSTOMERS IMPACTED
LOS FELIZ 25
MID-WILSHIRE 686
EXPOSITION PARK 234
EAST HOLLYWOOD 1,018
EL SERENO 49
CENTRAL-ALAMEDA 34
MID-CITY 134
WEST ADAMS 128
HOLLYWOOD 71
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST 25
WINDSOR SQUARE 37
CYPRESS PARK 105
LINCOLN HEIGHTS 98
VENICE 705
DOWNTOWN 2
BOYLE HEIGHTS 165
HARVARD HEIGHTS 732
VERMONT SQUARE 45
HOLLYWOOD HILLS 15
GLASSELL PARK 3
JEFFERSON PARK 55
LARCHMONT 127
EAGLE ROCK 132
SILVER LAKE 135
ECHO PARK 45
PICO-ROBERTSON 388
HANCOCK PARK 36
WESTLAKE 105
ADAMS-NORMANDIE 40
GREEN MEADOWS 24
BALDWIN HILLS/CRENSHAW 68
KOREATOWN 2,202
BEVERLY GROVE 19
ENCINO 26
GRANADA HILLS 11
PANORAMA CITY 4

 

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