Blistering Santa Ana winds and very low humidity brought fire danger to Southern California on Thanksgiving and thus preventable power outages.
From kl. By 3 p.m. Thursday, more than 68,000 customers in Southern California had Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric in areas with strong winds cut off their power, ABC News reported. It included 15,556 customers in Los Angeles County, 14,987 customers in Ventura County, 8,852 customers in San Bernardino County, 20,322 customers in Riverside County and 4,127 customers in Orange County.
With gusts of 75 mph in some mountain areas, the two companies estimated that more than 200,000 customers in Southern California could lose power during the holidays.