Power has been restore to a Palm Springs mobile home park, nearly a day after an unspecified “accident” knocked out electricity in the area.
The outage occurred at the Safari Mobile Home Park at 2601 Cherokee Way around 3:30pm Saturday afternoon.
A person trimming nearby trees accidently knocked over the power line, said Vanessa McGrady with Southern California Edison.
Police went door-to-door Saturday afternoon to check on residents and suggest voluntary evacuations due to “extreme heat,” said Officer Melissa Desmarais of the Palm Springs Police Department.
SunLine Transit Authority took residents to a cooling center at 401 E. Pavillion Way for free. Residents with their own transportation were encouraged to head to the cooling center as well.
Southern California Edison restored power around 1:30 pm Sunday afternoon.
Safari Mobile Home Park resident Al Turchek said the outage brought the community together.
“You get a crisis like this and everybody pulls together. You see people you haven’t seen in months and something good comes out of it,” said Turchek.