Sunday Update: 1,600 Altadena Customers Still Without Power

SoCal Edison is now shooting to have power restored to 99.9 percent of its customers by Monday night at 8 p.m.

1,600 Without Power (6 p.m.): There are about 1,600 customers without power in Altadena as of Sunday evening, according to Mashi Nyssen of SoCal Edison.  That is down from 2,100 on Saturday evening and 5,600 on Friday evening.  That compares to about 41,000 countywide as of 4 p.m. Sunday.

95 Percent Sunday (4:10 p.m.): SoCal Edison is now saying it will have power restored to 95 percent of customers tonight.  Utility officials had announced Friday they hoped to have full or very-near-full restoration by Sunday night.  We're still waiting on current figures on how many in Altadena are lacking power.

New Wind Forecast (1:15 p.m.): Forecasters have issued a wind advisory for Los Angeles County for Sunday evening, but it appears that the San Gabriel Valley will not see the same kind of storm that it did Wednesday night, according to David Sweet, a meterologist with the National Weather Service's Oxnard office.

Sweet said the winds would be typical Santa Anas, coming in from the northeast.  As local , Wednesday's winds were coming from a northerly direction, making them unusually high for the Pasadena and Altadena area.

Still, Sweet said there could be winds as high as 35 mph in Pasadena/Altadena late Sunday night to early Monday morning.

Windy weather is expected to continue at least through Tuesday morning, he added.

Sunday morning updates:

  • As of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, SoCal Edison is reporting that there are about 50,000 people without power in their coverage areas, which include Altadena.
  • For those who still lack power, the utility has a distribution center open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with flashlights, batteries, ice, and water at the .
  • For those who are beginning the clean-up process .
  • The National Weather Service continues to forecast windy weather on Sunday for Los Angeles County and possible high winds on Monday and Tuesday.
  • KTLA has the story of an Altadena man with a downed tree and wire in his pool.
  • , , and the have all reported via Facebook that they have power and are open.
terry Morris December 05, 2011 at 04:15 PM
Every time we have driven by an Edison truck in the last few days, our family cheers out the window at them. (We finally got our power last night) These workers have been at it around the clock, working in a war zone. It would have been great to have our power out for only an hour, but sometimes life doesn't work that way. Long ago, we realized we lived in earthquake country, a fire zone and had annual wind storms) So we put together a 2 month emergency kit (yes, really). We bought a generator. When the power came on last night, the kids made us turn it off, "because it is more fun without it". They loved the candlelit evenings playing board games. And as we had hot water, refrigeration, a functioning stovetop, warm beds and each other, it was a lot of fun. (echoing Alison) Life, lemonade and all that.
Martina December 05, 2011 at 06:15 PM
We FINALLY got power sometime this morning. I never thought I'd be so happy to vacuum and wash laundry. First Dan, I have to thank you for all your work and posts, they really helped us stay informed, and feel less alone in the aftermath. It also helped us make informed decisions about how long to stick it out at the house. And thanks to the community for your comments and feedback as well. After succumbing to a cold/flu Friday night, we took advantage of the Pasadena Hilton's "evacuation package". I would have much rather been at home...
Ellen Stein December 05, 2011 at 06:40 PM
Yes! My friend (who's power is still out) and I (power came on Sat. morning) were emailing about getting petitions going, and sending to Antonovich et al. It will do no good to send your requests directly to Edison. It may do a bit of good to send elsewhere and ask them to sit on Edison's head. Count me in!
Dan Abendschein December 06, 2011 at 02:33 AM
The latest update from Edison is that there are more than 4,000 outages in Altadena.... they are not sure whether previous low estimates were wrong or whether there are more outages. Is there anyone out there who had power as of Sunday but does not have it now?
yeahian December 06, 2011 at 08:25 AM
get a honda 2000 watt one very quiet and well built. avoid anything from home depot.


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