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130,000 L.A. Energy Customers Without Power

Staff Reporters |
December 1, 2011 | 12:46 p.m. PST

Nearly one in 10 LADWP customers were without power as of 3 p.m. Thursday after strong winds whipped through Los Angeles County, downing hundreds of trees and hundreds of power lines.

Another 80,000 customers who lost power have already regained it. The rest must wait as long as 24 to 48 hours.

The high winds of as much as 50 mph are expected to last until Friday noon and then return again late Saturday.

LADWP said in a press release that more than 100 crews are responding to more than 1,000 separate incidents. Its called in workers it had in remote areas of California and out of state.

A state of emergency has been declared in Los Angeles County, which will ensure that the county has a chance to capture federal emergency assistance funding.

From the release:

The following areas and neighborhoods have the highest number of customers impacted:

South Los Angeles: 6,500
Green Meadows: 5,500
Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw: 2,400

East Hollywood: 7,500
Hollywood Hills: 5,300
Los Feliz: 5,100
Hollywood: 4,400
Chinatown: 1,700

Highland Park: 12,800
El Sereno: 11,300
Glassell Park: 9,800
Cypress Park: 9,300
Eagle Rock: 2,800
Griffith Park: 5,200
Boyle Heights: 3,800
Lincoln Heights: 3,000

Van Nuys – 2,100

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