Life by Cynthia: Power Outage September 8, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Power Outage September 8, 2011

Here is the notification email that we received from our energy provider regarding a recent power outage. Initial television reports (as relayed to me by my husband) stated that the outage could extend 2 to 3 days. We did have emergency items on hand including non-perishable food and water.  Are you prepared should you need to activate your personal family emergency plan?

Thankfully power was restored before daybreak!


San Diego Gas & Electric

Dear Customer:
At this time, San Diego and southern Orange counties are without power. For now, we don’t know the exact cause of the outage and our crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.
The outage could last into tomorrow as we bring the system up gradually to full power. The outage started at 3:38 p.m. today and caused a widespread transmission issue on the grid that serves Western Arizona and Southern California.
You should activate your personal family emergency plan.
Some safety tips to keep in mind during this time:
    •    Turn off air conditioners to prevent them from unexpectedly coming on when the power is restored. 
    •    Unplug sensitive equipment like microwaves, televisions, computers and electric range cook tops. 
    •    Leave one light on so you’ll know when the power is restored. 
    •    Keep your refrigerator and your freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage.
Thank you for your patience as we work to restore power.

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