SAN DIEGO–San Diego’s backcountry is expected to experience Santa Ana winds Sunday through Tuesday, with winds expected to peak on Monday in the 30 TO 40 miles per hour range.
SDG&E’s meteorology team is closely monitoring the weather as windy conditions can elevate fire risk in the backcountry. To protect fire-prone communities, SDG&E may need to turn off power for safety.
On Saturday, SDG&E made notifications to about 1,000 customers who live in high risk areas that could potentially be impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff. These notifications were made through multiple channels: outbound dialer calls, text messages, and emails.
While about 1,000 customers were notified, it does not mean all of these customers will have their power turned off. Weather conditions are dynamic and depending on how they materialize, some of these customers may or may not have their power turned off.
As weather trends become more certain, SDG&E will provide updated notifications to customers within 24 hours of an anticipated public safety power shutoff and then again within 1 to 4 hours of a shutoff, if possible.
Based on current weather trends, SDG&E projects the following communities could experience Public Safety Power Shutoffs: Boulevard, Boulder Creek, Cameron, Crestwood, La Posta, Valley Center East and Viejas. (A map of the areas that could potentially be affected is posted at sdge.com/ready.)
Residents who have received alerts from SDG&E are encouraged to activate their personal emergency preparedness plan and have emergency supplies on hand, including water, food, flashlights, extra batteries, and battery packs for their smart phones.
To receive alerts from SDG&E, visit sdge.com/notifications to stay up to date on potential public safety power shutoffs.