Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff Period Begins
Update by Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
Southern California Edison (SCE) has notified customers that it is considering a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to multiple areas in Southern Santa Barbara County due to an increased risk for wildfires. The PSPS outage may impact multiple areas south of Gaviota to Carpinteria. This outage may begin as soon as Monday evening (December 7), though it may occur earlier or later depending on actual weather conditions. If you live or work in this area, you should make preparations for a possible multiple day power outage.
Check in on your friends and neighbors and make sure they are prepared. SCE will staff a Community Crew Vehicle at the Louis Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 from 8AM-10PM on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Call SCE directly at 800-655-4555 or visit www.sce.com/psps with questions related to this potential outage.
Visit www.ReadySBC.org for tips on how to prepare and to view the interactive PSPS map. We understand that customers may receive notifications from multiple sources alerting them to a possible PSPS. It is our intention to ensure messages are received by all impacted community members so that appropriate safety measures can be taken.
Source: City of Goleta
The City of Goleta has learned that due to forecast fire weather conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) is exploring a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) of electrical lines in Santa Barbara County including areas of Goleta. The PSPS consideration period is from 9:00 p.m. tonight, December 7, and extends through tomorrow, December 8 at 6 p.m., though could occur earlier or later depending on actual weather conditions.
SCE has made initial contact with customers in the affected circuits about the potential for shutoff. For more info and to see if your address is in the impacted area visit www.sce.com/psps.
Please make sure you are registered for emergency alerts from the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management (SBCOEM) at www.ReadySBC.org. Also, sign up to receive alerts from SCE as well, go to www.sce.com/wildfire/psps-alerts.
- PDFs of High Fire Risk Area (HFRA) circuit maps and GIS layers may be found, by county, at sce.com/maps.
- Access SCE’s non-PSPS outage information page at sce.com/outages.
- Access information on weather conditions at sce.com/fireweather.
- The City of Goleta has put together tips how to prepare for a multi-day power outage including knowing how to manually open your automatic garage door and having a battery-operated radio. Click here to learn more.
The City of Goleta is in close contact with SCE and our community partners and will provide any updates as they relate to Goleta.