As Northern and Southern California counties continue to see critical fire weather conditions accompanied by power shutoffs from utility companies, the State Operations Center is currently activated.
In addition to the State Operations Center, the Inland, Coastal and Southern Region Emergency Operations Centers are also activated. The centers are activated to support affected operational areas to coordinate resources and information as a result of Red Flag Warnings and extreme fire weather conditions in effect.
On Sunday, utility companies began notifying thousands of customers of the potential and implementation of having power temporarily turned off throughout the heightened fire conditions. These proactive power shutoffs by the utility companies are known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Multiple areas and thousands of residents remain without power until assessments to turn power back on have been made by utility companies. Customers in Southern California were also notified of and subject to similar outages by utility service providers.
It is important for the public to remember that California is a disaster-prone state and an emergency can happen at any time. Cal OES urges families and households to take steps today to be prepared for short-term emergencies and also for those that may be longer in duration.
Cal OES continues to be in close coordination and communication with affected operational areas to provide resources and support and monitor weather conditions.
- Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E): https://www.pge.com
- Southern California Edison (SCE): https://www.sce.com
- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE): https://www.sdge.com
- Los Angeles Department of Power and Water (LADPW): https://www.ladwp.com
- To find information on current fire incidents, visit CAL FIRE and InciWeb.
- For preparedness tips, visit CalOES.ca.gov, ReadyForWildfire.org and Ready.gov.