Potential for Power Outages

Over the summer, we told you about Southern California Edison’s (SCE) plan to shut off power when high risk weather could potentially start a wildfire. Known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs or PSPS, these outages could lead to 3-5 days without power for Goleta residents and anyone within the SCE service area. In case SCE declares a PSPS and turns off the power this fire season, be prepared at home and talk with your family or roommates about what to do in an emergency. Here are some helpful resources to get you started:

Register for emergency alerts from the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at www.ReadySBC.org. To receive emergency information from the City of Goleta, go to https://tinyurl.com/goletaemergency, text Goleta Emergency to 468311, or call 805-961-7508.