As of 11:00 p.m., approximately 200 SCE customers remain without
power. Affected customers are limited to an area bounded by Lily to the
north, Pacific to the west, Tribune to the east, and Nardo Way to the south.
This is down from a height of 30,000 customers who were without power during
the outage, which began on Thursday July 30, 2015 at around 4:00 p.m. Earlier
this evening, SCE began assessing the potential to use generator power to
temporarily restore power to the affected area. This tactic has proved
successful at several buildings. Additional buildings in the affected area
will continue to be evaluated for this temporary fix. A distribution center
with ice, water and flashlights was available at 925 Locust Avenue, and has
since closed. Ice, water and flashlights will be available at Cesar Chavez Park
at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
SCE continues to work on
repairs. Since 9:00 p.m. this evening, 10th Street between Pine Avenue and
Locust Avenue, and Tribune Court between 10th Street and 9th Street has been
and will be closed until further notice as SCE works on repairs. Aside from
the repair area, all traffic signals in Long Beach are working.
During the day on Friday July 31, SCE crews, accompanied by
Long Beach Police Officers, inspected 300 underground vaults throughout
downtown Long Beach. The inspections were an effort to identify any challenges
that could cause further loss of power. Officers directed traffic during the
inspections and monitored vehicular and pedestrian safety. Inspections
concluded today at approximately 5:30 p.m.
who remain in need can continue to obtain water, ice, snacks, and flashlights
at Cesar Chavez Park through midnight tonight. These items will be available
again at 8am on Saturday. Cesar Chavez Park is located at 4th Street and
Golden Avenue. The supplies are being distributed near the Jenny Orepeza
For the latest updates, follow the
City of Long Beach and City departments on Twitter @LongBeachCity, @LBFD,
@LBPD, @SCE and @LongBeachPW, use the hashtag #lbPWRout2. Also see
www.longbeach.gov for more information.
All residents and visitors should be mindful of their
activities and take care of your neighbors, seniors, vulnerable individuals,
Use flashlights at all times to maintain personal
safety and prevent unnecessary accidents. Candles are a fire hazard.
Stay out of elevators as they may stall and potentially trap
Food that needs to be
refrigerated, but has been without refrigeration for more than 4 hours should
be thrown out.
A full freezer without power can keep food safe for
up to 48 hrs.; a half full freezer will hold food safely for 24 hrs.
Parking enforcement will be
suspended from Long Beach Boulevard to Pacific Avenue and from 8th Street to
Anaheim. The suspension will last until Saturday, August 1st at 10 a.m. The
need for the suspension will be reassessed at that time. For public safety
reasons, citizens should avoid parking in red, blue and white curb
restrictions. All other parking laws, such as blocking fire hydrants or
driveways, remain in effect.
Trash and recycling collection will
occur as scheduled. Leave spoiled food in its packaging and place into trash
containers being set out. Tie bags closed securely and place inside
Consejos para mantener su seguridad y
Todos los residentes y los visitantes deben ser conscientes de
sus actividades y cuidar de sus vecinos, ancianos y niños.
linternas durante la noche para mantener su seguridad personal y evitar
No use velas porque son un peligro de incendio; no las
use para iluminar su casa.
Por favor no use elevadores por que se
pueden apagar y dejar residentes atrapados.
Comida que necesita refrigeracion, pero ha estado sin
refrigeracion por mas de 4 horas se deberia de tirar.
lleno puede mantener comida fría solo por 48 horas; un congelador lleno a la
mitad mantiene la comida segura durante 24 horas.