Red Flag Warning Through Wednesday Morning
Update by SBC Office of Emergency Management
The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for the majority of Santa Barbara County starting late Monday night (January 18) through Wednesday morning. Wind speeds of 20-35 mph with 35-50 mph gusts are expected for the central coast and Santa Ynez Valley. For the mountains, 30-50 mph winds with damaging gusts of 60-70 mph are likely, especially Tuesday afternoon and night.
Damaging winds could blow down large objects such as trees and outdoor furniture. Unplanned power outages are possible. Take caution when outdoors and when driving. Avoid hazardous activities that may cause sparks or start a wildfire. For more information, visit https://www.weather.gov/lox/.
Public Safety Power Shutoff Events and Emergency Generators
Your electrical utility company may need to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. Utility companies are referring to this as public safety power shutoffs (PSPS). If you plan on using an emergency generator to power your home or business during a PSPS event, see these postcards for tips for staying safe and compliant with State rules and requirements administered by Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD).
Planned Power Outage for South Coast
By an edhat reader
SoCal Edison is monitoring areas of Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, and Gaviota for a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) late Monday evening into Tuesday due to high winds.
Call SCE directly at 800-655-4555 or visit http://sce.com/psps.