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SCE Wants to Hear From You

If you've experienced power issues, attend the community meeting at city hall Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Southern California Edison reps will be there to answer your questions.

Manhattan Beach residents who have any questions, concerns or issues with their electricity are welcome to attend a meeting in City Council Chambers at 1400 Highland Avenue Thursday, March 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. Representatives from Southern California Edison will be there to discuss the "electric transmission network, the status of maintenance activities, and recent and/or frequent power outages in Manhattan Beach," according to the city's website.

The meeting is the second of four on the subject. Two more will be scheduled for April.

SCE offers the following list of things to do when you have a power outage:

  • Unplug Appliances: Televisions, computer equipment, advanced technology washers and dryers, game consoles, fans, lights, etc., should be unplugged, especially if they were in use when the power went out.
  • Use Surge Protectors: It’s strongly recommended that expensive electronics be unplugged during an outage to protect them from power surges when electricity is restored, but for when you can’t unplug, surge protectors will help prevent damage to electronics like computers and televisions.
  • Keep the Fridge & Freezer Closed: Make sure food stays as cold as possible, by keeping refrigerator and freezer doors closed and placing blocks of ice inside.
  • Turn Out the Lights: Turn all light switches and lamps off except for one, so you will know when power returns. If the power is still out when you go to sleep, leave a bedroom light on to wake you so you can safety check your home.

Here are some helpful phone numbers:

To report downed wires, call 911.

To report an outage, call 1-800-811-1911 or report an outage.

For 24-hour residential customer support, call 1-800-655-4555.

Bolivar Shagnasty March 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM
They never answer real questions. Maybe that's why the public stays away from these meetings in droves.

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