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Rain Storm Preparedness

posted Feb 16, 2017, 4:38 PM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 3:52 PM ]
Utility Safety Tips
  • SCE reminds customers if you see a downed power line, never try to remove it or touch it or anything in contact with it.  The line may be energized.  Call SCE at 1-800-611-1911 or 911 immediately.

  • Wet yards with puddles on cement or grass can carry electricity.  If a line is down in your yard, remain indoors and call 911 immediately.

  • Never try to remove a broken tree limb or branch that has come in contact with a power line.

  • Make sure you have battery-operated radios and flashlights.  Check the batteries to make sure they’re fresh.  Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage.  Do not use candles because they pose a fire hazard.

  • When power is out, traffic signals may be out so approach those intersections as four-way stops.

  • If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into it using heavy-duty extension cords.  Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews.
Report an Outage (24-hours a day, 7-days a week): 1-800-611-1911.
If you see a downed power line, call 911 immediately.

Sand and Sandbags

Sand and sandbags are now available to residents at the following locations with 24-hour access:

  • LA County Fire Station #19 (1729 Foothill Blvd.) - sandbags only
  • LA County Fire Station #82 (352 Foothill Blvd.) - sandbags only
  • Camp 2 (4810 N. Oak Grove Dr.) - sandbags only
  • Mayors' Discovery Park (1800 Foothill Blvd.) - sand & sandbags*
  • Paradise Valley (at community sign adjacent to 5489 Ocean View Blvd.) - sand & sandbags*
*The City does not provide pre-filled sandbags nor shovels at these locations.