We have been in touch with LADWP about the outage in Arleta. They have reported that they are at level 3 response which is their defcon 1. This is the level of natural disaster and all crews are activated. There are 50000 customers that are without power in the city at large.
About 300 are being reported out of power in Arleta, and they have crews working on the neighborhood outages.
Given the extreme weather event they are unable to guarantee a time of when power will be restored. It’s possible that residents may be without power over 24 hours. We are being told they are hoping to have power restored by later this evening.
While crews work to restore power please use a flashlight instead of candles, as a light source.
Switch off all lights, except for one, so you will know when your power has been restored. Once your power is restored, it may require you to reset your circuit breaker for the lights to come back on. Keep your refrigerator closed to keep food cold. Lastly, check on vulnerable friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe.
We encourage all customers to sign up to receive LADWP’s community outage alerts in English or Spanish via phone and/or email. Sign up at: ladwp.com/OutageAlert.
If you experienced a power outage report it online at com/outages or by calling 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397). Note that the call line is experiencing higher than usual wait time.