We were notified today from SDG&E that potential power outages could impact families living in Chula Vista, Bonita, and other surrounding areas over the next few days due to high winds generated from extreme Santa Ana conditions. See the news release from SDG&E below:
WHAT: Due to a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service and potentially strong and multi-day Santa Ana winds forecasted for Southern California, San Diego Gas & Electric has notified about 88,700 customers that they could be at risk of prolonged Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). Starting today, Brian D’Agostino, SDG&E’s director of fire science and climate adaptation, will provide a video briefing daily before 3 p.m. for the duration of the weather event. These video briefings will be available on SDG&E’s YouTube channel. The link to today’s briefing is available here. SDG&E will also be posting hourly updates on its NewsCenter at sdgenews.com, as needed.
WHEN: Public Safety Power Shutoffs could happen as early as Wednesday night/Thursday morning and potentially last through Sunday/Monday.
WHERE: Fire- and wind-prone backcountry communities in the High Fire Threat District (HFTD) and some inland and coastal communities outside of the HFTD. Visit sdge.com/ready to see a map and a list of communities that could be affected.
* Should your home experience a power outage, please contact the school office at (619) 479-3662 to notify us as this may impact your child’s ability to participate in distance learning. Power Shutoffs could happen as early as Wednesday night/Thursday morning and potentially last through Sunday/Monday. Please note that if a power outage does indeed occur, our District will work with the San Diego County Office of Education to determine next steps with attendance for the affected period.
We ask for your patience and flexibility, as teachers may also be affected by power outages if teaching from home, and synchronous instruction might be limited. Similar impacts could be experienced by students at our campuses hosting the Distance Learning Support Program.
Be well, Eagles.