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SDG&E on Storm Watch


Last updated 1/20/2017 at 1:28pm

As a series of potentially powerful storms begin their move across California, SDG&E are mobilizing crews to handle any problems.

According to SDG&E, the firm plans to have full staffing available when the storms are expected to be the most severe. "With the storms anticipated to become more powerful throughout the day we are ready to respond, but also want to remind our customers to be safe," said Scott Crider, vice president of customer services. "This means having your emergency kit nearby, and if you come across downed power lines, do not touch them or anything near the lines, instead call 9-1-1."

SDG&E are advising customers to not try to remove trees or branches that fall onto power lines, and should use a flashlight instead of candles in case of a power outage due to the fire risk. Large appliances and other sensitive equipment should be unplugged to prevent damage from lightning-caused electrical surges.

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