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NOTICE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON for OCTOBER 28, 2019 AND OCTOBER 30, 2019

Due to projected weather conditions, SCE is exploring options for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) of electrical circuits in High Fire Risk Areas (HFRA) serving portions of some cities and unincorporated areas in Riverside County on Monday, October 28, 2019 and Wednesday October 30, 2019.

Please note that while these areas may already be experiencing weather-related outages, SCE has not proactively shut off power at this time. 

SCE has activated an Incident Management Team (IMT) to monitor conditions. The actual onset of weather conditions and other circumstances beyond SCE's control may impact coordination and notification efforts. As such, there is a possibility that a PSPS event could be called sooner than anticipated, additional circuits could be impacted, or conditions could change, resulting in shutoffs no longer being considered for one or more circuits. We will attempt to notify communities as conditions change.


SCE is also notifying customers on the impacted circuits to inform them about the potential shutoff to give them time to prepare.

For customers in these areas who are experiencing a weather-related or other unplanned repair outage not related to PSPS, SCE crews are working safely and as quickly as possible to restore service.

Please Note: Weather forecasts on radio and television may provide differing information. SCE is relying on forecast data provided by in-house meteorologists.

The public can call 800-611-1911 or visit www.sce.com if you have questions.

Again, no Public Safety Power Shutoffs have been initiated by SCE at this time.

 Affected Circuits:

Palm Springs circuits that may be affected by this power outages are in the following vicinities:  

  • Monday October 28, 2019, between 9:00 am - noon. 

TOLL: Area north of Highway 111, between the I-10 interchange to Windy Point, including Tipton Road and Wendy Road. Also the Whitewater area outside of City limits. Map [pdf]

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019,  between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

 COACHELLA:  Commercial area around N. Indian Canyon Drive near the I-10 Freeway north towards Twentynine Palms Highway. Map [pdf]

Please note that the outage times are estimated. Outages may not begin or end at the stated times, and your power may be turned on and off more than once during the outage period. In order to cause you the least amount of inconvenience, we isolate the outages down to the smallest area possible and complete the work as safely and as quickly as we can. Please note that this outage may not be related to any rotating outages that could be occurring in your area.

How to Prepare and Lessen the Impact of an Outage:

  • Make sure that all your devices are fully charged the night before. 
  • For those needing health related devices that need power from an AC current, make arrangements for yourself well in advance.
  • When a traffic signal is not working or flashing red, the intersection should be treated as a four-way stop. All drivers should come to a complete stop and wait their turn before proceeding forward or turning. 
  • This outage will affect your alarm systems and may affect private phone systems. Please contact your security and/or phone companies to let them know you have experienced an outage
  • Make sure you can override or manually operate your security gates.
  • To reduce the potential for loss of data and/or damage to your equipment, be sure to shut off or disconnect all sensitive electronic equipment, such as computers and fax machines, before the outage begins. Please note that a system reboot may be required if your system must disconnect from a server, and turning off or disconnecting some equipment may cause cached data to be lost.
  •  Download the SCE mobile app available on the App Store and Google Play to stay updated on the event status.

 Emergency generator during the outage:

  • If you plan to operate an emergency generator during the outage, please call SCE at (800) 990-7788. Knowing you have a generator at your facility will help us protect our employees from possible electrical backfeed.
  • If you do not have a generator, you might consider renting a portable one if needed. Please note that SCE cannot reimburse you for this cost.