Power outages can happen for many reasons, including severe weather or infrastructure failure. They can last for a few minutes or for days.
Prepare for a power outage
- Sign up for Utilicare if you need power for medical equipment.
- Turn your fridge to its lowest temperature.
- Charge electronic devices.
- Preserve cell phone battery life.
During a power outage
Power Outage Information
- Open live outage map
- To report an outage, call 951-351-6499
Practice fire safety
- Use flashlights, not candles.
- Keep generators outside and away from your home.
- Stay away from low-hanging or downed power lines.
- Stay cool in extreme heat: drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity.
- Stay warm in cold weather: wear warm clothes.
- Go to a public place like a library, recreation center, or mall for temporary relief.
Preserve devices and appliances
- Preserve cell phone battery life. Texting saves battery life compared to calling.
- Keep fridge doors closed. Most refrigerated food will keep in a closed refrigerator for several hours.
- Turn off or disconnect appliances, equipment, or electronics.
Stay safe on the road
- Watch out for debris and downed power lines.
- If a traffic light is out, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
After a power outage
- Get rid of food that may have spoiled: when in doubt, throw it out!