SAN DIEGO–The National Weather Service has extended the Red Flag Warning for San Diego county.
The warning runs through 5 p.m., on Wednesday for SDG&E’s entire service territory. Strong winds are expected Monday night across the inland areas with gusts 45 to 60 mph east of Valley Center, east of Ramona, and east of Alpine.
Wind gusts of 70 to 90 mph may be possible in the most wind-prone areas in the region, including Sill Hill, Hellhole Canyon, Buckman Springs, and East Willows Road.
Santa Ana winds are predicted to be ongoing in the early morning hours of Tuesday and will become more widespread after sunrise. Widespread gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph also are expected Wednesday morning in the backcountry with isolated gusts in excess of 50 mph. Santa Ana winds should weaken further Wednesday afternoon.
SDG&E have turned off power for safety due to high winds and low humidity to approximately 10,800 customers.
They will turn the power back on once we determine conditions are safe.
Affected customers should be prepared with supplies for a few days without power.
To help impacted customers, SDG&E opened several community resource centers. These centers are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Mountain Empire High School Gymnasium, 3305 Buckman Springs Road, Campo,
- Potrero Resource Center, 24550 Hwy 94, Potrero
- Camp Oliver Lodge, 8761 Riverside Drive A, Descanso
- Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center, 1800 Golden Acorn Way, Campo
These facilities are places residents can go to get water and snacks, charge their phones, and get up-to-date information on outages.
For more information about the Community Resource Centers, you can visit our Wildfire Safety web page https://www.sdge.com/wildfire-safety.
On Tuesday at 8 a.m. SDG&E will open two additional centers located at:
- Julian: Whispering Winds Catholic Camp, 17606 Harrison Park Road, Julian,
- Dulzura: Dulzura Community Center, 1136 Community Building Road, Dulzura
For the latest information on current outages, as well as safety tips, visit https://www.sdge.com/residential/customer-service/outage-center.