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Areas near DHS being considered for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

The area near Desert Hot Springs along with over 22,000 other Riverside County residents are facing the potential for a Public Safety Power Shutoff.

This decision is made by Southern California Edison due to strong winds and high fire potential for the region.Southern California Edison states, “When there are potentially dangerous weather conditions in fire-prone areas, we may need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. During these events, we will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. Turning off our customers’ power is not something we take lightly, but PSPS events are one of the ways we can better ensure the safety of the public, our customers, and our employees.”

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