LADWP Crews are at the Ready to Respond to 1st Major Storm of Season
Utility reminds customers to stay safe, report outages and turn off sprinklers
|LOS ANGELES — With the first major rainstorm of the season expected to hit the Southland tomorrow, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is ready to respond to rain-related power outages that may occur. During storms, power poles and lines can be knocked down by tree limbs, palm fronds or other debris and can cause power outages. This is especially true during early season storms, when dried out palm fronds and tree branches can break easily and severe power lines. LADWP crews are at the ready around-the-clock to restore power to any affected customers as quickly and safely as possible.
LADWP also urges its customers to use caution around any downed power lines, which can be fatal. Any downed power line should be treated as if it is “live” and reported immediately by calling 9-1-1. Anyone experiencing a power outage should call 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397) and use the automated telephone system to report it. The automated information is relayed to dispatchers and customer service representatives to respond. Outage information is available online at www.ladwp.com and updates are posted on Twitter (@LADWP) during storms.
In preparation for the rain, LADWP also reminds customers to turn off their sprinklers. The State of California remains in a serious drought, and continued water conservation is important to help preserve precious drinking water supplies.
LADWP offers the following additional tips for electrical safety during a storm:
When Around Downed Power Lines
If Your Power Goes Out