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    Utility company Southern California Edison (SCE) shut off upwards of 75,000 Californians’ power on Thanksgiving Day as strong winds threatened to spark wildfires. Strong winds whipped through the southern portion of the Golden State from Wednesday night through Thursday, prompting the SCE to shut down power Thanksgiving morning to avoid wildfires, the LA Times reported. The utility company shut off power to “63,835 homes and businesses in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties as of 10:36 a.m.,” per Al Jazeera. By the afternoon, more than 75,000 customers’ power had been shut off, and another 168,000 were facing shut-offs, the LA Times reported. As of midday Friday, 38,706 residents were still without power in the five counties, per the SCE. Another 122,838 faced shut-offs in the counties. Winds gusted at 67 miles-per-hour (mph) in North Hollywood and registered between 50-60 mph throughout San Fernando Valley, the LA Times reported. A high of 89 mph was documented at Browns Canyon early Thursday morning. Wild video out of California: Strong winds caused a transformer to explode in Orange County, CA.#wind #power...
    Thousands in Southern California are without power on Thanksgiving for the second year running as the region's largest utility cut off service amid risks of strong winds causing wildfires.  Edison International of Southern California halted power service to 63,835 homes and businesses across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The shutoff began around 10:36 a.m. local time Thursday, Thanksgiving. Edison is shutting down power to avoid having live wires spark blazes and possible wildfires as a wind storm hit the area.  When all is said and done, more than 200,000 accounts could lose service between the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.    Wildfires sparked by live power lines, like this one pictured from 2019, are the reasons for the shutdowns Edison crews (pictured in a stock image) will have to check the power lines after the winds before power can be restored Voluntarily switching off power lines ahead of strong winds has become somewhat of a new normal in the region after a series of deadly wildfires was sparked by their equipment. Last year on Thanksgiving, over...
    CONCORD – Emerson Hospital closed to new patients Thursday evening after a power outage. Concord’s fire department and police department responded and Concord Municipal Light Plant was working on the issue but did not know when power would be restored. Drivers are asked to avoid the Emerson Hospital area and see an alternate route.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of people in Southern California were without power on Thanksgiving Day after utilities cut electricity to prevent their equipment from igniting wildfires amid warm and dry weather and Santa Ana winds sweeping through the region. Strong winds in Los Angeles toppled some trees overnight that fell on homes, cars and powerlines. No injuries were reported. READ MORE: Hollister Mourns Retired Officer's Loss In Colorado ShootingForecasters say wind gusts reached up to 76 mph at Arrowhead Spring in San Bernardino County Thursday. READ MORE: 400 Years Old, Thanksgiving Was Late Being Recognized As National HolidayNearly 64,000 customers were without power Thursday in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Another 5,000 customers in San Diego also lost power. MORE NEWS: Southbound I-5 Reopens After Overturned Big Rig Blocked Lanes Near Woodland(© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Powerful Santa Ana winds raked much of the Southland Wednesday night and into Thanksgiving morning — knocking out power to thousands and forcing them to scramble to change their holiday plans — downing trees and creating conditions ripe for wildfires. High winds brought a a tree down onto a home in North Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 25, 2021. (CBSLA) READ MORE: Smash-And-Grab Robbery At Nordstrom In Canoga ParkIn order to reduce the risk that wind-damaged electrified power lines could spark a wildfire, Southern California Edison imposed Public Safety Power Shutoffs, cutting electricity to thousands of customers. As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, 57,156 SCE customers were without power across the Southland. They included 19,794 in Riverside County, 15,757 in Los Angeles County, 8,624 in San Bernardino County and 2,535 in Orange County. Another 148,210 SCE customers are at risk of power shutoffs. Just before 1 a.m. Thursday, the strong winds knocked a large tree down onto a home in North Hollywood near Fair Avenue and Califa Street. The tree went into the living room and...
    MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mesquite Police arrested a 17-year-old wanted for three aggravated robberies on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. at three convenience stores. · 800 Block of E. Main at approximately 4:53 P.M. · 2300 Block of N. Galloway at approximately 5:23 P.M. · 100 Block U.S. Hwy 80 at approximately 5:36 P.M. After the third robbery, responding officers located the suspect vehicle leaving the area and they chased after him. The pursuit continued into Dallas, where the suspect, Israel Montantes was ultimately taken into custody. The suspect vehicle was later determined to have been stolen out of Irving. Montantes is charged with three counts of aggravated robbery with bonds set at $50,000 each and one count of evading in a vehicle with a bond set at $10,000. MORE FROM CBSDFW Power And Cable Out In Part Of Mansfield After Juveniles In Stolen SUV Crash Into Power Pole Cancer-Surviving North Texas Santa Moves Kids Meet Up Operation To Zoom During Pandemic Treasure Hunt: Dallas Record Store Owners Sift Through Million-Piece Collection In Search Of Valuable Items  
    More than 5,000 Southern California Edison customers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties were without power on Thanksgiving evening, with 100,000 more at risk of having the lights turned out as high winds led to elevated wildfire risk, officials said. Homes in areas including Simi Valley, Moorpark and Santa Clarita were affected by outages as part of the utility company’s public safety power shutoff program, which is intended to reduce the risk that electrical systems become an ignition point for wildfires. As of 5 p.m., 3,015 customers were without power in Ventura County and 2,127 in L.A. County, according to an outage map managed by the utility company. An additional 106,461 customers could see their power shut off in Ventura, L.A., Kern, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, depending on weather conditions, according to the company. The shutoffs were being enacted as meteorologists warned of potential Santa Ana wind gusts of up to 65 mph across parts of the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Monica Mountains. Ventura and Los Angeles counties are both under red flag warnings...
    Utility company Southern California Edison shut off power to 5,000 customers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Thursday — Thanksgiving Day — amid elevated fire danger due to strong winds, and warned that over 100,000 additional customers could also see their power turned off. Southern California Edison shut off power to 2,041 in Los Angeles County and 2,958 customers in Ventura County as of 1:00 P.M. local time. 106,681 customers in the Southland could also see their power turned off today and Friday. At least 51,000 San Bernardino County customers alone could be affected. The National Weather Service reports that winds of up to 60 miles per hour are possible Thursday and Friday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and across the Inland Empire. CBS Los Angeles notes: Beginning in August and lasting through October, there were several heat waves in California which sparked rolling blackouts for the first time since 2001, and helped contribute to the spread of a historic number of wildfires up and down the state which destroyed thousands of homes and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate. SCE notified California state regulators...
    Southern Edison has begun shutting off power in scattered communities throughout Southern California as strong Santa Ana winds elevate the risk of fire on Thanksgiving Day.An Edison map indicates power has been shut off in neighborhoods of Moorpark, Simi Valley, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita. Also Fontana police are alerting residents of an expected outage in area of the north part of the city. Riverside County says an area just south of Cabazon is likely to be de-energized as well Thursday afternoon.Edison says nearly 85,000 customers are at risk of power shutoffs on Thanksgiving because of the fire danger.The utility estimates as of 11:30 a.m. power has been shut off for 3,167 customers, most of them in Ventura County and about 200 in Los Angeles County."Turning off our customers' power is not something we take lightly, but Public Safety Power Shutoff events are one of the ways we can better ensure the safety of the public, our customers, and our employees,'' Edison said on its website.The shutoff of power is designed to reduce the risk of fires caused by electrical equipment...
    Gusty conditions throughout the West have put Southern California on high alert, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue red flag warnings. Low humidity and forceful Santa Ana winds between 40 mph and 65 mph have forced power companies to warn residents about potential power shutoffs amid an increased wildfire risk.  CALIFORNIA GIRL USES BASEBALL CARDS TO SPREAD JOY AFTER LOSING HERS IN WILDFIRE The Thanksgiving wind event is expected to be cold and those impacted will see temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s. Wind gusts from the north to the northeast are expected in the mountains at speeds ranging from 40 mph to 50 mph, while the coastal and valley areas will see 30 mph to 45 mph gusts, according to the NWS. The Interstate 5 corridor in the Santa Clarita Valley is expected to experience the strongest winds, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles.  Communities recently affected by San Bernardino's El Dorado Fire are also on standby. "The Fire Weather Watch for most of LA and Ventura Counties has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning effective Thu afternoon and most of Friday,"...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Powerful Santa Ana winds could force Southern California Edison to shut off power to thousands of customers on Thanksgiving. FILE — Crews battle flames along The 241 Toll Road at Portola Parkway during the Silverado Fire in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2020. (Jeff Gritchen/Orange County Register/Getty Images) The National Weather Service reports that winds of up to 60 miles per hour are possible Thursday and Friday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and across the Inland Empire. The conditions will create an increased risk for wildfires and could down trees and power lines, the NWS reports. A fire weather watch will be in effect from 2 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday for much of the Southland. In response, SCE reports that it could be forced to implement precautionary public safety shutoffs to 76,491 customers, similar to shutoffs SCE did about a month ago. That includes more than 42,000 customers in San Bernardino County, nearly 16,000 customers in L.A. County and over 12,000 in Ventura County. Some of the cities which could be effected include...
    Power may be cut off to even more Southern California Edison customers across the Southland beginning Thursday afternoon due to Santa Ana winds increasing fire danger in the region."Turning off our customers' power is not something we take lightly, but Public Safety Power Shutoff events are one of the ways we can better ensure the safety of the public, our customers, and our employees,'' Edison said on its website.The shutoff of power is designed to reduce the risk of fires caused by electrical equipment when strong winds are forecast. Several large fires in California have been linked to electrical equipment.Red flag warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for a large portion of Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Wind gusts of up to 65 mph are possible.The company added more neighborhoods to the potential shutoff list.As of 4 a.m. Thursday, 21,059 customers in Los Angeles County, 4,422 customers in Riverside County, 2,679 customers in Orange County, 16,676 in Ventura County and 39,127 in San Bernardino County were under consideration for having their power shut off beginning...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With Santa Ana winds causing increased fire danger, Southern California Edison is considering shutting off power to more than 85,000 customers in five counties on Thanksgiving.The utility says notices of a Public Safety Power Shutoff are generally sent out 48 hours in advance - so if you haven't gotten one already you're probably in the clear for the holiday.If you have gotten one, be sure to get ready."If you know your house is under consideration for PSPS, perhaps prepare the food earlier," said David Song with SoCal Edison. "A lot of people have gas-powered stoves, or other things to maybe cook."SoCal Edison is hoping to reduce the need for such outages in the future by spending some $3.8 billion on improvements to the system. For example, some neighborhoods that were subject to shutoffs last year are no longer on the list.The utility's Public Safety Power Shutoff program is designed to lower the risk of fires caused by damage to electrical equipment when strong winds are expected. Some of the largest, most devastating wildfires in California history...
    LOS ANGELES -- Just in time for Thanksgiving, Southern California Edison is considering shutting off power to more than 73,000 customers as forecasts call for increased fire danger on the holiday.The utility's Public Safety Power Shutoff program, similar to PG&E's in Northern California, is designed to lower the risk of fires caused by damage to electrical equipment when strong winds are expected,Edison said it is monitoring conditions for a possible shutdown starting around noon on Thanksgiving Day until 3 p.m. Friday.A map of communities from Oxnard to Banning that could be affected is available here.The National Weather Service says fire weather watches took effect Tuesday afternoon in many communities throughout Southern California and are expected to last through Friday night. Strong Santa Ana winds are expected, with possible gusts of 35 mph to 45 mph, although temperatures will remain in the 60s.SCE has 5 million customers in the region. Here's how many could be affected by county if the power is shut off: Los Angeles County: 13,111 customers. Riverside County: 4,422 customers. San Bernardino County: 42,147 customers. Ventura County: 12,380...
    As many as 76,000 Southern California Edison customers could spend Thanksgiving without power due to elevated wildfire risk, the utility company said Wednesday. Communities from Hemet to Ventura may lose power as part of Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program, intended to keep electrical systems from becoming a source of wildfire ignition, as forecasts call for gusty Santa Ana winds and dry conditions across the Southland. The National Weather Service said the powerful wind event is expected to begin Thursday and last through Friday evening. Winds of up to 65 mph could pummel parts of the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Clarita Valley, San Gabriel Mountains and Malibu, according to meteorologist Ryan Kittell of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Santa Ana wind for later this week - Thanksgiving Day through late Friday evening. Strong NE wind gusts across much of LA/VTA Counties and low humidity. This is a cold #SantaAna so highs will be in the 60s to low 70s. #CAwx #SOCal #LAwind pic.twitter.com/BayKEsElFJ— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) November 24, 2020 “We are expecting the peak...
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