Here is the latest update on recovery from the hurricane-force winds that devastated the unincorporated communities Altadena, La Crescenta, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Temple City, Monrovia and Arcadia of last Wednesday and Thursday.
As of 6:21 a.m. PST today, Southern California Edison (SCE) has restored service to all customers known to be without power in the aftermath of hurricane-force winds that hit last week and affected service to 433,945 customers.
Crews will remain in the greater San Gabriel Valley area, which was the hardest hit, to do clean-up work. Some customers who have power may experience intermittent outages while repairs are made to nearby properties. Please report outages to (800) 611-1911.
If you see a downed line or dangling wire — even if it appears not to be live — don’t touch or approach it and call 911 immediately.
I also introduced a motion at the meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday requesting we send a letter to the Public Utilities Commission, the State agency that regulates Southern California Edison, asking that they require that energy providers develop an emergency management system with more customer and community involvement. My criticism of Edison stems from the lack of information that was given to their customers during the power outage, some of whom were in the dark for 6 days.
Green Debris Removal
A systematic green debris removal process is now underway in the unincorporated communities of Altadena, La Crescenta, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Temple City, Monrovia and Arcadia. The County’s local waste haulers have doubled their crew and equipment to meet the increase in refuse. Residents are asked to place their green debris out on the parkway and it will be picked up on your regular trash day. The green debris should be light enough to be picked up manually and small material should be bagged or boxed. Please keep green debris off the road and place it on the parkway to avoid localized flooding during the forecasted rains.
- Altadena and Kinneloa Mesa:
- East Charter Oak:
- East Pasadena/East San Gabriel:
- La Crescenta:
The County’s storm-related costs are expected to be in the tens of millions of dollars. State and federal emergency management agencies could help mitigate storm-related costs to homeowners, and businesses, but only if they have accurate damage totals.
County officials are asking that homeowners and business owners report all their storm-related costs to the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) so local governments can more accurately demonstrate the need for state and federal disaster aid.
The OEM is tallying estimates countywide and will forward the information to the state.
To report storm-related damage by phone dial 2-1-1. Damage can also be reported online at www.211la.org.
For more information about the city’s emergency declaration and storm-related cost estimates.