LADWP RAIN & WINDSTORM POWER OUTAGE UPDATE

LADWP RAIN & WINDSTORM POWER OUTAGE UPDATE

LOS ANGELES — As of 5:30 p.m., 41,000 of the 1.4 million LADWP electric customers are without power as a result of the strong rain and wind storm moving through the Los Angeles area. Today’s rains and wind caused multiple outages as a result of downed power lines.  Some of the most frequent causes of power outages during strong storms are severely dried out palm fronds, tree branches and other debris fall and make contact or sever power lines. LADWP crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible and will work around the clock until all affected customers have their power restored. Since the beginning of this storm, crews have restored power to more than 8,000 customers.

The following communities have the most number of customers currently impacted:

Canoga Park    522
Historic S. Central   1,374
Green Meadows   1,640
East Hollywood   3,532
Griffith Park   1,221
Harvard Heights   1,818
Hollywood   3,112
Leimert Park   1,567
Mar Vista   1,360
Mid-City   2,984
Mid-Wilshire   5,415
Palms   5,135
Reseda   764
Sawtelle   1,191
Studio City   952
Westlake   1,417
Woodland Hills   745

LADWP urges all customers to use caution around downed or dangling power wires or poles. Always assume a downed line is still energized. Never touch one. Report any downed power lines immediately by calling the LADWP at 1-800-DIAL-DWP. If you or someone else is in danger, call 911.

For more information about outages, see LADWP’s Twitter page and/or News Page.

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