Santa Barbara County Removed from Power Shut Off List

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Update by SCE
8:30 p.m., October 20, 2019

This is an important safety message from Southern California Edison. Due to current conditions, the SANTA BARBARA area, has been removed from Public Safety Power Shutoff consideration, and no electric service will be proactively turned off at this time. If outages due to other reasons unrelated to Public Safety Power Shutoffs occur in your area, SCE will work as quickly as possible to restore your service. For more information please visit our website at www.sce.com. If you see a downed power line, stay away, call 911, and report this to SCE at 1-800-611-1911

 

Update by edhat staff
1:45 p.m., October 20, 2019

The City of Goleta was removed from Southern California Edison's (SCE) Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) list for Sunday. However, residents have grown increasingly confused as conflicting information has been released due to SCE's delay in updating their website as well as confusing notifications.

As of Sunday afternoon, power has not been cut off from Santa Barbara County. The most up-to-date map appears to be from Ready Santa Barbara County at readysbc.org. The full map is available here.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Santa Barbara County south coast and mountains in effect until 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

SCE is currently monitoring 14 circuits that may impact parts of unincorporated Santa Barbara County along the Gaviota coast, between the cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara, Montecito and Summerland, and parts of incorporated Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. The period of concern for possible de-energization for 8 out of the 14 circuits began at 12pm (noon) today. No PSPS related outages have occurred at this time. The remaining circuits’ period of concern begin at 3pm and 6pm. Additionally, some customers received SCE notification this weekend that a shutoff has been avoided for their area.

SCE has deployed a Community Resource Vehicle Sunday until 5:00 pm equipped with charging stations and SCE staff will be on-site to address your questions at the following locations:


Update by edhat staff
6:05 p.m., October 18, 2019
 

As of Friday evening, more of Santa Barbara County has been added as "under consideration" for the PSPS list. Currently, 24,148 SCE customers could be affected. 

Southern California Edison (SCE) has notified the public that they are considering turning off power to several areas of Santa Barbara County this weekend (October 18-20) due to expected high winds.  Power has not yet been turned off for these areas.  The outage may impact unincorporated areas of southern Santa Barbara County and in parts of Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.  To determine if you live or work in or near a potential outage area, go to ReadySBC.org to access the PSPS interactive map.  Residents are encouraged to make preparations for a possible multiple day power outage lasting as long as 5-7 days and check on friends and neighbors to make sure they are prepared.  Call SCE directly at 1-800-611-1911 or visit www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps with questions related to this potential outage.

Here are some helpful resources:


Update by edhat staff
8:15 a.m., October 18, 2019

As of Friday morning, 6,702 customers in Santa Barbara County have been added to the potential PSPS list.


Update by Office of Emergency Management
9:40 p.m., October 17, 2019
 
Southern California Edison (SCE) has notified the public that they are considering turning off power to some areas of Santa Barbara County later this week due to expected high winds.  Power has not yet been turned off for these areas.  The outage may impact an area from Buena Vista Avenue in Montecito through parts of Summerland and to the intersection of Linden Avenue and State Route 192 in Carpinteria, going as far north as the end of Toro Canyon Road and mostly staying on the mountainous side of the 101. 
 
If you live or work in or near this area, you should make preparations for a possible multiple day power outage lasting as long as 5-7 days.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.  We encourage residents to check on your friends and neighbors to make sure they are prepared.  Call SCE directly at 1-800-611-1911 or visit www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps with questions related to this potential outage.  For tips on how to prepare and register for public safety notifications, go to ReadySBC.org and click “Preparing for a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS).”

Update by edhat staff
12:00 p.m., October 17, 2019
 
Southern California Edison (SCE) has removed sections of Santa Barbara County as of Thursday afternoon.

Currently, the PSPS websites stated 1,966 customers in Santa Barbara County will be affected in the following areas:

  • Unincorporated areas including Gaviota, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland

The designated areas and maps change frequently. Be sure to check https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps for the latest information. 


Update by edhat staff

3:30 p.m., October 16, 2019

As of Wednesday afternoon, Santa Barbara County has been added to the "Public Safety Power Shutoff" (PSPS) consideration list that would potentially affect 6,689 customers.

The designation areas include downtown Santa Barbara, Mission Canyon, the Riviera, Turnpike/Calle Real, and more. The full list and maps are below:

The designated areas and maps change frequently. Be sure to check https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps for the latest information. 


By edhat staff
10:00 a.m., October 16, 2019

Southern California Edison has issued a "Public Safety Power Shutoff" warning for parts of Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria on Friday. A warning was also issued for sections of Gaviota.

As of Wednesday morning, Santa Barbara County was removed from the consideration list, but residents should still be alert.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management is recommending that people be prepared to endure a power outage lasting 3-5 days. Residents are asked to keep cell phones and portable chargers charged, keeping gas tank full or electric vehicle fully charged, have flashlights and other lighting devices ready, have a hand crank or battery-operated radio to tune into these listed stations to receive updates, have 5-days worth of non-perishable food, and one gallon of water per person per day.

For further information please see the links below:

 
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a-1575823211 Oct 23, 2019 04:10 PM
Santa Barbara County Removed from Power Shut Off List

“They will say, ‘I don’t care what you say, the fire truck should have showed up and it didn’t,’ ” she said. “My job, really, is to have the most detailed complete and accurate report that leads to the kinds of recommendations that can be adopted and realized.” The report offers some longstanding advice for residents in fire-prone areas. It urges residents, and communities collectively, to harden buildings against ember ignition and follow guidelines for limiting vegetation around structures. Still, “there must also be an ongoing public policy discussion regarding significant development in very high or high fire hazard severity areas,” said the report, referring to state-defined zones. “We cannot expect that all population growth in very high or high fire hazard severity areas can be protected simply by increasing resiliency to wildfire and by adding more fire engines.” Overall, the report includes more than 80 recommendations, chief among them suggestions for better communications. It calls for a study to help agencies better understand the necessary ratio of emergency workers in relation to the population of people and animals — and for strategies to help fire officials deal with the “fog of war” that can hamper situational awareness. Technology upgrades, such as adding global positioning system tracking to all county vehicles and establishing systems for using low-tech tools like AM or amateur radios, which are more durable during catastrophic events, should become the norm, the report states. It also calls for a “playbook” that would detail evacuation plans with predefined routes and appropriate signage, with contraflow clearly studied and established for the Pacific Coast Highway. The draft report will be presented during a public hearing at 10 a.m. Saturday at Agoura High School. Another hearing is planned for November, allowing additional input from residents, before the findings are finalized."

a-1575823211 Oct 23, 2019 04:09 PM
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"“Woolsey proved that we can’t rely on mutual aid from other fire departments,” Hahn said. “It has been 20 years since we invested in our fire department, and it is about time we get them the resources they need.” When winds picked up the first night of the fire and steered it toward Highway 101, commanders tried to prepare. Firefighters patrolled the flatland north of the freeway to extinguish any ember-sparked spot fires and commanders sent in request after request for air tankers, helicopters and engines. By midnight, commanders had requested 299 additional engines under mutual aid. Only 124 were sent. By 5:15 a.m. Nov. 9, when the fire jumped the freeway to begin its run to Malibu, that request for engines skyrocketed to 574. Only 285, or about 50%, were sent. By then, other agencies throughout the region were hesitating to help any further, citing concerns of what could happen if a fire broke out in their territory and they had no one left to help. “During the first two days of the Woolsey Fire, 53 percent of the fire engine mutual aid requests were unfulfilled,” noted the report, adding that this shortfall, partly explains why Malibu residents may have felt abandoned. Most of the city’s firefighters were defending Malibu Lake residents, who were in the path of the fire first, and were unable to get back to Malibu because of downed lines or fire dangers. Other firefighters who could help were instead responding to some 1,800 calls that 911 dispatchers were handling that Friday morning and afternoon, the report said. At the same time, fire commanders were personally fielding requests for property checks from the city’s elite, including Mayor Eric Garcetti. While the firefighters found themselves shorthanded, Los Angeles County’s emergency management was unprepared. Deputies in the field did not have accurate information for evacuating residents or information on those wanting to stay or returning. Outside of Topanga Canyon, there were no detailed plans on which roads would be the best escape routes or how much traffic they can handle. There was also no plan for how to convert Pacific Coast Highway into a one-way road, which left a single California Highway Patrol officer to figure it out, the report stated. When it came to communicating with the residents, authorities relied too much on Twitter with the expectation the media would do the rest. “During the first two days, even when the [Public Information Officers] were physically together, they had no unified strategy for notifications, nor how to divide the workload,” the report said. “They all came from large organizations and were used to working in their ‘silo’ which is not as effective in a large-scale incident.” Those missteps are far too common and familiar, said Richard Rudman, vice chair for the emergency alert system committee of California, an advisory group. “The assumption that everyone is digitally connected 24/7 or even at all is still a faulty assumption, ” said Rudman. He said the public responds best to evacuation information when it’s consistent and comes through an array of mediums including social media, TV and radio. Wireless emergency alerts, which are Amber Alert-style messages that target all cellphones in a given area, work too. The county is already making changes in emergency planning and how it delegates responsibilities for communicating with the public during one, said Kevin McGowan, who took over as the director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management in July. “We’re committed to being the most prepared and most capable county in the country as it relates to preparedness, planning and recovery,” McGowan said. “We’re using this report to drive change and improvement countywide.” The report was the result of a motion by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district encompasses Malibu and many of the other fire-ravaged neighborhoods. It comes after months of analysis by a county contractor, Citygate Consulting, of Folsom, which received emergency responder logs, documents, social-media traffic and considered numerous hours of public testimony to reconstruct and explain the event. Kuehl said the report highlights how emergency officials, despite the planning gaps exposed by the chaos, worked valiantly to save residents. But it also calls on governments, homeowner groups and individual residents to help prepare for the next disaster. Kuehl said she doesn’t expect the report to fully appease residents who felt ignored as the blaze moved through populated neighborhoods.

a-1575823211 Oct 23, 2019 04:05 PM
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"That fact became clear to many residents in the path of the fire, which grew so quickly and powerfully across a wide swath of terrain — even in an area that has experienced plenty of catastrophic fires. According to the report, the Woolsey fire forced firefighters to compete for resources as a fire in Paradise, Calif., was already established and another had broken out in Ventura County 30 minutes earlier and closer to homes and buildings. Initially, the Hill fire in Ventura posed the greater threat. It started about 2 p.m. Nov. 8 and jumped U.S. 101 in its first 15 minutes, trapped hundreds of motorists on the freeway and moved three miles in 15 minutes. In the Woolsey fire’s first hour, 12 aircraft and 27 fire engines were sent to battle the flames, but one aircraft and two engines that were requested as part of that package from Ventura County Fire were denied. At least 100 engines were on the Hill fire at the same time. “Resources were frequently requested for the Woolsey Fire, and those requests went unfulfilled in the first 21.5 hours of the incident,” the report said. Responding agencies kept requesting help, to no avail, the report added. “Woolsey Fire incident command chiefs personally called southland area fire chiefs urgently requesting catastrophic mutual assistance from Thursday night into Saturday morning, which is an unprecedented event.” The findings about mutual-aid limitations prompted Supervisor Janice Hahn, who chairs the Board of Supervisors, to back a potential effort by county firefighters to ask taxpayers for more money to increase their ranks.

a-1575823211 Oct 23, 2019 04:04 PM
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Woolsey Fire report to be released. LA Times. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The destructive fire began Nov. 8, eventually consuming 151 square miles — roughly a third the size of the city of Los Angeles — and destroying 1,600 structures from Westlake Village to Malibu. It caused as much as $5 billion in damages and at least three deaths — and in its charred path left anger, concern and unanswered questions across the region about how emergency officials responded. The findings add to concerns raised about how the massive fire was battled. A Times investigation in January found that the first critical hours of the firefight were stymied by communication breakdowns and a scarcity of air tanker support, equipment and firefighters. Over 204 pages, the county report seeks to address many of those lingering questions, as it examines the limits of the regional emergency response, including a lack of visible fire engines patrolling neighborhoods. The report includes dozens of recommendations to help prepare for future catastrophes — including a clear warning to residents about their role in emergencies. “The public has a perception that public agencies can always protect them,” the report reads. “As an incident the size of the Woolsey Fire shows, this is not always possible.” https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-23/woolsey-fire-cause-report-malibu

a-1575823211 Oct 23, 2019 03:52 PM
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Wouldn't be surprised if we go through this cluster .... all over again this week. Washington Post news: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WaPo: "Separately, Southern California Edison is considering a preemptive cut to more than 162,000 customers in preparation for the Santa Ana event there, and San Diego Gas & Electric is also planning to cut power to the highest-risk areas. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ According to the National Weather Service forecast office in Los Angeles, winds may gust to at least 65 mph at times, along with air temperatures between 87 and 97 degrees. “This is a dangerous situation with an environment ripe for large and fast fire growth,” the office said in a technical discussion early Wednesday morning. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Critical” fire conditions are anticipated for Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Wednesday night and Thursday, with Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties also threatened. Humidity in these areas could be as low as 2 percent.

a-1575823211 Oct 22, 2019 07:21 PM
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KEYT talked to SCE and OEM about the confusion during last PSPS. Reading through it, SCE's and OEM's statements, it makes me sad, mad and very baffled why they simply don't grasp what the actual problem was, after all the chaos, all those mismatching maps and alerts, conflicting official notices .... They have learned nothing from our agony. We are in rough hands of not so smart people. https://www.keyt.com/news/safety/confusion-abound-as-santa-barbara-county-monitors-possible-public-safety-power-shutoffs/1134775666

a-1575823211 Oct 21, 2019 01:10 PM
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Elon Musk, today, "Very likely that a home with clean power that’s lower cost than utility, plus blackout protection via Powerwall, will have a positive effect on value."

a-1575823211 Oct 21, 2019 08:49 AM
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This headline is misleading. According to the SCE release, SB County was not removed from the shutoff list, the SB area was. I got a text Safety Message from SCE at 9:42 last night saying "SCE continues to explore a potential power shutoff in the CARPINTERIA AREA."

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 09:08 PM
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I realize advanced notice is better than none, but I spent a significant amount of time from my normal schedule getting things ready just in case - like, making ice, doing things that required electricity, etc. Next time, considering they are tying this to weather/wind forecasts, they need to give us a percentage chance of whether or not power is likely or not to be turned off, not just a generalized statement. They should be able to do that at least so we can gauge how much time we think we may need to spend or what might happen.

Shasta Guy Oct 20, 2019 08:57 PM
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Just updated from SCE via email: ======================================== ===== Due to current conditions, your area has been removed from Public Safety Power Shutoff consideration, and no electric service will be proactively turned off at this time. == I’m in the upper east, hopefully others from different areas got the same message. There was no way that we would have been able to finish off our ice cream had we lost power.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 10:27 PM
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But you woulda given it a heck of a try! SCE website still says: "Santa Barbara County (24,777 customers) Santa Barbara Map 1, Santa Barbara Map 2, Santa Barbara Map 3, Santa Barbara Map 4 Carpinteria Unincorporated areas including Lento, Cold Springs Canyon, Gaviota, Jalama Beach, Mission Canyon**, Hwy 154**, El Capitan Park, Montecito, Summerland, Mibek Rd., North of Santa Barbara, Sterrett Ave. and Foothill Ave Mission Canyon Map 1, Mission Canyon Map 2 Hwy 154 Map 1, Highway 154 Map 2

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 08:38 PM
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Everyone who has lived in Santa Barbara/Carp/ Summerland/Montecito/Goleta knows that with the wildfires here (Sycamore Cyn, Painted Cave, Tea Fire, Jesusita Fire, Thomas Fire) it was only due to winds dying down or changing direction that Santa Barbara and surrounding areas were kept from burning to a crisp and right down to the seashore. We are at the mercy of wind direction and it's foolish thinking otherwise. Lower Riviera: Just got robocall at 8:32 p.m. ----- Santa Barbara has been removed from the power shut off option.

Bodyboarder73 Oct 20, 2019 06:58 PM
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The 2004 Gaviota Fire burned all the way to the 101. I remember driving thought it burning in the center divider before it jumped the highway towards the cliff above the beach. They closed the 101 right after I passed through it. The embers were flying so fast through the air.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 06:22 PM
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Yup. And there were people at the beach. And on PCH, and on 101. I don't know what happened to the people in the beach parking lots, but if they and their animals had burned up, we would've heard. I saw horse trailers there, and small pets, on tv coverage. ---------------------------------------------------------------- I just want to say that if we have to flee, there's no *full* rational accounting for our choices. May none of us ever have to. SB has been extremely lucky so far this fire season, may it continue.

a-1575823211 Oct 21, 2019 07:43 PM
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It's "Woolsey" fire. And lots of people and their animals ended up in a beach parking lot. Zuma Beach lot was defined as an evac site. Not sure if it was formal or informal, but where you gonna go?! Scroll through these photos and decide, even if you were going to die, where you'd rather do it. I'll pick the beach parking lot over a highway or freeway. https://heavy.com/news/2018/11/zuma-beach-woolsey-fire-malibu-photos/

SBZZ Oct 20, 2019 04:35 PM
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Yes it has Flicka - 1979 Eagle Cyn fire in west Goleta and 1955 Refugio fire. The 1990 Painted Cave fire would have done the same but the winds backed off - it was across 101 and well into Hope Ranch when that happened. Given the right conditions, it could happen again. It has been very windy in the foothills and mountains behind east SB and Montecito the last few nights. The SB Botanic Gardens sensor has showed NE winds gusting to 30+ mph the last 3 nights and into this AM. The Montecito Hills stn has shown gusts of 40-60+ mph! https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?table=1&wfo=lox&sid=MTIC1

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 06:49 PM
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SBZZ, I am NOT disagreeing. I've been here about 55 years. Fire is my trauma trigger. If the areas of Goleta, county areas bisected by 101, were inhabited like the city and suburbs were, then it would be even more heavily protected. I was thrilled by the intense air and land response to the Real fire. I simply think that comparing empty field fires that threaten or cross 101 in the far reaches of Goleta is not the same as if a fire reached the beach from a suburb/heavily populated area. And as I said, of course that's always a possibility, given a wind-driven inferno.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 06:19 PM
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I can't believe I and we are arguing about this.... But since I said I'd first drive to beach I figured I was somewhat involved in this "discussion." I totally agree a fire could run to the beach!! I have not yet had to outrun one -- thank the gods I moved out of the mt. valley before Painted Cave. It's all horrible. But I'll still head to the beach. Remember -- 101 IS THE BEACH ALSO.

Flicka Oct 20, 2019 03:28 PM
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Because they evacuated El Capitan does that mean, to you, the fire burned "to the ocean"? Or just maybe it could? I repeat, never has "burned clear to the ocean" in my experience. Doesn't mean it never will, just never has so far.

Flicka Oct 20, 2019 03:01 PM
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10:10am, You say, "wildfires burn everything clear to the ocean? Always have, always will"? So, when was the last time that happened here? I have probably lived locally longer than you, always near the ocean, and it has never happened in my l lifetime.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 06:13 PM
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Please clarify. Painted Cave didn't go to the ocean, though it did jump 101 and was headed there and burned in Hope Ranch. Whittier fire stayed north of the ridge. Tea Fire stayed well away from beach. Coyote fire of 1964, Sycamore Canyon fire in 1977 stayed away from beach. I could go on. You can do your own research. Here's one map: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------https://www.noozhawk.com/article/with_help_favorable_weather_whittier_fire_reaches_25_containment -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------And another, from Wildland Fire Leadership: -----------------------------------http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hz0C-Fx_V3A/VTFljFU4uqI/AAAAAAAACyw/6njf0P_DcG4/s1600/041615-fire-staff-ride-350.jpg

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 03:22 PM
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If you have lived here a long time then you would know there have been several fires including fairly recently that burned to the ocean. They just evacuated El Capitan campground which is near the ocean. I can't offhand right now recall names of those fires but you can look them up.

Shasta Guy Oct 20, 2019 02:18 PM
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SCE just bumped up the number of affected customer at 2:11: ============ === Santa Barbara County (24,777 customers) Santa Barbara Map 1, Santa Barbara Map 2, Santa Barbara Map 3, Santa Barbara Map 4 Carpinteria Unincorporated areas including Lento, Cold Springs Canyon, Gaviota, Jalama Beach, Mission Canyon**, Hwy 154**, El Capitan Park, Montecito, Summerland, Mibek Rd., North of Santa Barbara, Sterrett Ave. and Foothill Ave Mission Canyon Map 1, Mission Canyon Map 2 Hwy 154 Map 1, Highway 154 Map 2

Shasta Guy Oct 20, 2019 02:12 PM
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Just like StuckOnBathSt below, we got an email at 1:08 pm With this text: ================================================================Due to forecast fire weather conditions, Southern California Edison continues to explore a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff of electrical lines in your area. These conditions may result in SCE turning off your power. SCE anticipates that this may occur on Sunday October 20th 2019 though it may occur earlier or later depending on actual weather conditions. ============================================= We are on upper Garden near the Mission. My daughter was at Lizard’s Mouth yesterday and she said the wind was crazy.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 01:54 PM
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Our leaders, Board of Supervisors, are paid with tax dollars. One of their jobs is to keep us safe. Instead of all of us doing interpretive dancing with SCE, let the Board take charge of all communication with SCE, and THEN let the Board update us all 3 x a day. Let them figure out the maps. Right now they are looking bad, but they can turn this around...it's called leadership. Get into the act, Sups.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 01:16 PM
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KEYT updated the situation with changing and conflicting plans by SCE. The maps seem mostly useless (or not). SCE info (text or voice) is unreliable (or not). It is not a pretty picture. Nothing bad has happened yet. Think about a real natural disaster here, fire or earthquake and involving SCE. The circus show by SCE and the county is nowhere near good. It is a very, very bad failure.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 06:15 PM
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Some heads have to roll at SCE. It's pathetic. Not that I'm against power off for safety. But the way it's done it completely chaotic. Some idiots at the management are totally unfit for the job.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 05:59 PM
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I think I've never pitied KEYT more than in the past 2 days. I figured they wouldn't touch this situation with a ten foot pole. Watched last night; they were pretty delicate about it, mostly by avoiding it. LOL! All they can do is report SCE info and state, as they do, that they contacted SCE and the spokesperson couldn't verify or clarify. Just like us!

StuckOnBathSt Oct 20, 2019 01:14 PM
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Just received a text from SCE at 1:08 today stating that due to forecast fire conditions, SCE continues to explore a potential PSPS shutoff of electrical lines in Santa Barbara. They anticipate that this will occur Sunday October 20th. I live in downtown SB on Bath St below Micheltorena.

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 01:27 PM
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I don'tb have faith with SCE. Not a word or map from them is trustworthy at this point. They don't have a broader working strategy. Whoever in charge of this episode should be fired. No excuses!!

a-1575823211 Oct 20, 2019 12:02 PM
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11:47 a.m. email from the City of Goleta: "Good news! Southern California Edision (SCE) has informed the City that the the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for tonight, October 20 has been averted and will NOT occur."

SBCactus Oct 20, 2019 12:47 PM
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Since no one’s mentioned this, thought it time to weigh in. We’ve had several SCE scheduled Maintenance Power Outages this year - last one was Tuesday, 10/15, from 9AM-4:30PM. Fine, they’re upgrading the power grid. However, we have another of these planned Maintenance Power Outages scheduled for tomorrow (Monday) from 9-4, less than one week later! We were hoping it’d be postponed due to red flag/high wind conditions - nope - just got a voicemail msg on home phone reminding us it’s ON. Got us comin’ & goin’!

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