MISSION VIEJO, CA — Multiple power outages were reported across Orange County Thursday morning. In Mission Viejo, 1,801homes and businesses were without power as of 8 a.m. SoCal Edison repair crews evaluated the problem. As of this report, there was no estimated time as to the completion of the repairs. The cause was still under investigation, the boundaries for the outage as of 10:30 a.m. were:
Via Flores to the north, La Paz Road to the south, Via San Fernando to the east, Carranza Drive to the West.
Hundreds more were without power in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Southwest Anaheim, Irvine as of 10 a.m. Storm conditions were primarily the cause, according to SoCal Edison. They told Patch they were sending repair crews to all areas where needed, to get the lights turned back on.
Stay Safe During an Outage
SoCal Edison works hard to prevent power outages, they say, but they do happen occasionally. If you experience a blackout at home or work, here are some simple safety reminders:
First, check for blown fuses or tripped circuits that may be the cause of the loss of power. Also, see if your neighbor has power. This will help determine whether there’s an electric outage.Switch off the lights (except one). You can help prevent damage to your electronics and appliances by unplugging them — computers, stereos, televisions and air conditioners. After the electricity is restored, you can plug them in again.Get updates from a battery-powered radio if it’s a storm or emergency situation. If it’s a hot day, find relief from the heat at a nearby cool center.Keep a fully charged cell phone on hand. During power outages, you may lose phone service, and your cordless phone may also lose power.Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. It helps keep the food cool. Before eating food items, check them for spoilage.Never light fires or charcoal indoors. If you are cold during a power outage, wear multiple layers of warm clothing.If you see a downed power line, do not touch it. Call 911 immediately.
For more information, visit: SCE.com/outage-center
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