Rainstorm Power Outage Update #1

Rainstorm Power Outage Update #1

LOS ANGELES — As of 8:30 a.m., 23,000 of LADWP’s 1.4 million electric customers are without power as a result of the rainstorm moving through the Los Angeles area. Some of the most frequent causes of power outages during rain storms are dried palm fronds, tree branches and other debris that fall and make contact with power lines. This is particularly true with the first rain after an extended period of time. LADWP crews are responding to outage calls and working now to restore power as quickly and safely as possible; they will work around the clock until all affected customers have their power restored.

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

Venice: 7,900

Green Meadows: 2,500

San Pedro: 2,400

Hollywood: 2,200

East Hollywood: 2,000

Palms: 1,700

Van Nuys: 1,400

Westchester: 1,000

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 today, please check LADWP’s Twitter page and/or News Page.

###