VENTURA, Calif. - Over 22,000 Ventura County homes and businesses had their power shut off Tuesday.
Southern California Edison, the electrical utility that services most of Southern California, turned off the power as part of their Public Safety Power Shutoff program that aims to prevent wildfires.
Power was set to be restored for most customers by 3 p.m. Tuesday. Various areas throughout Ventura County remain under consideration for a Public Safety Power Shutoff as the whole county experiences high fire risk.
A warning for the Santa Barbara area was lifted earlier Tuesday and no power was shut off to the area.
SoCal Edison set up a tent to hand out water and blankets to anyone whose power was turned off, Tuesday.
To learn more about possible power shutoffs, visit the SoCal Edison Public Safety Power Shutoff page.