LOS ANGELES–The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory for Los Angeles, expecting moderate to strong Santa Ana winds late Monday into Tuesday, and moderate winds through Thursday. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) advises customers that during high wind events, reports of power outages may increase due to downed lines from tree branches, palm fronds and other flying debris. 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 LADWP at 1-800-DIAL-DWP. If you or someone else is in danger, call 9-1-1.
LADWP crews are ready to respond to any outages, and will restore power to impacted customers as quickly and as safely as possible.
In the event of a power outage:
- Stay calm.
- Have a flashlight and extra batteries nearby. Don’t use candles in a power outage.
- Turn off lights but leave one light turned on so you will know when your service is restored.
- Turn off and unplug appliances and other electrical equipment. Unplug heat-producing items like irons and space heaters. This helps prevent circuit overloading, which could delay restoration of service.
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