Energy Shortage / Power Outage
Unplanned power outages can be caused by many things: traffic accidents, damage to power lines, even metallic balloons caught in overhead wires. According to San Diego Gas & Electric, the two most common causes of unplanned outages in the San Diego area are storms and high winds (learn more).
In the event of an unplanned power outage
- At the workplace: if there is sufficient light to remain in your work area, do so and await direction.
- If appropriate, check elevators for trapped individuals. Call facilities maintenance staff or 9-1-1 as appropriate. Be prepared to provide location, address, phone number and description of what happened.
- If appropriate, contact San Diego Gas & Electric: 800-411-SDGE (7343)
- Do NOT light any candles or open flame devices.