San Diego County Residents Struggle With Power Loss After Storm


On Monday morning, thousands of San Diego County residents lost power due to the region receiving multiple inches of precipitation from a typhoon.

The utility company’s outage map indicates that customers of San Diego Gas & Electric were affected by the extensive outages in various locations, including Bonsall in the north, El Cajon to the south, and National City to the south.

At least sixteen thousand customers without electricity were located in residential areas of the city of San Diego.

When a tree made contact with SDG&E equipment as attendees began to arrive for the Farmers Insurance Open, which was scheduled for later this week, an additional 4,217 customers in Torrey Pines lost power.

As of 9:00 p.m., the number of disruptions in San Diego County has decreased to a mere few hundred.

To determine when power in your area may be restored, please consult the SDG&E Outage Map.

Many of the disruptions continue to have their causes under investigation. SDG&E stated in a news release on Monday morning, however, that power disruptions frequently result from downed lines or loose objects hurtling into exposed lines during periods of intense rainfall.

The utility company stated, “Customers must remain safe, remain vigilant, and take the necessary precautions to avoid potential dangers associated with downed power lines.”

Customers are advised by SDG&E to avoid any fallen power lines and contact the utility company at 800-411-7343 or 9-1-1. If you are inside your vehicle, please do not exit while dialing either line.

“SDG&E places utmost importance on ensuring the safety of its customers and employees. To that end, crews are consistently prepared to respond to any power outages or downed lines,” the organization further stated. Please slow down and move over a lane if you observe SDG&E personnel working in the field.

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