The following is a press release from LADWP:
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reports that as of 9:30 a.m., approximately 11,100 of LADWP's 1.4 million electric customers are experiencing power service interruptions as rain and winds caused outages in several neighborhoods. It is common for rain and wind storms, particularly the first significant storm of the season, to cause some temporary power outages as dried palm fronds, tree branches and other debris fall and make contact with power lines.
The following communities had the most number of customers impacted:
- El Sereno: 3,500
- Lincoln Heights: 650
- Vermont Square: 900
- Westwood: 1,000
- Windsor Square: 3,400
As the rain continues, LADWP asks all customers to report power outages to the LADWP 24-hour hotline at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397). Never touch a downed power line or anyone or anything in contact with it. Assume it is still energized, move move away from the area and call 9-1-1.
The public and members of the media are encouraged to check the Department’s news site and Twitter page, @LADWP, for updates.