Updated at 8:00 a.m.
LOS ANGELES (September 1, 2017) —As of 8:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017, there are approximately 8,000 LADWP customers out of our 1.5 million power customers without power as a result of the record heat storm. LADWP power crews worked all night for the third night in a row to restore power as quickly and safely as possible and will continue to work around the clock until every affected customer has service restored.
Temperatures in the Valley are forecasted to top out at 106 degrees while temperatures in the Metro Los Angeles area are likely to hover at around 100 degrees.
In the Metro Los Angeles area, the most-most affected communities are Echo Park, with approximately 1,200 customers without power and Glassell Park with 790 customers experiencing heat-related power loss.
In the valley area, Canoga Park and Reseda have a combined 1,600 customers without power.
During periods of excessively hot temperatures for extended periods of time, electrical equipment can become overheated as customers typically operate air conditioners all at once, increasing the strain on neighborhood power distribution equipment. Other LA neighborhoods experiencing outages include North Hollywood and Hollywood.
We appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. All are urged to conserve energy throughout today and the weekend as high temperatures persist. Click here for more information on this record heat storm and how to conserve.
To report a power outage, customers should call 1-800-DIAL-DWP. To check the status of an outage, visit www.ladwp.com or follow @LADWP on Twitter.