U.S. News - More than 100,000 homes still in the dark in Southern California
More than 100,000 homes remained in the dark Saturday after this week’s powerful windstorms raked Southern California, utility official says.
In Los Angeles, about 24,00 residents were without power, while in the San Gabriel Valley, about 96,000 customers were affected, utility officials say.
A small army of 100 workers planned to work around the clock this weekend to restore power, Maychelle Yee, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power told City News Service.
“At this time, the current estimated duration of power outages is 24 to 48 hours from the start of an outage,” Yee said. “However, a very small percentage of our customers may experience outages lasting more than 48 hours. For these customers, we ask for your patience as crews continue to work to restore your power.”
Also, many parks and buildings remain closed amid concerns of what the red flag warning would bring. A red flag warning for much of the area will take effect at 6 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Sunday.