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Wind Event Advisory

Post Date:11/08/2018 1:00 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for Riverside County inclusive of the City of Corona.

High winds can sometimes damage power lines and equipment, particularly if hit by flying and falling debris. Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) reminds its customers to never approach or touch a downed power line or dangling wire or anything in contact with them — even if it appears not to be live or safe to do so — and to call 911 immediately.

If power outages occur due to high winds, the extreme conditions may necessitate longer restoration times. When the National Weather Service calls for Red Flag warnings, disconnected electric circuits will not be automatically re-energized by CDWP or Southern California Edison (SCE).  During these Red Flag Events, CDWP and SCE will physically patrol and inspect the lines before they are re-energized for the safety of all.

SCE is currently reviewing scheduled maintenance outages in areas that may be affected by high winds and Red Flag warnings during the current event. During extreme weather, SCE looks at maintenance outages on a case-by-case basis and factors such as public safety and reliability needs are considered. CDWP customers may report or inquire about outages at 951-736-2234 and can get the latest information at the online Corona Power Outage Map.  SCE Customers can also get the latest information by visiting www.SCE.com/staysafe or at www.Twitter.com/sce and www.Facebook.com/sce.

Wind Event Advisory

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