According to SMUD spokesman Christopher Capra, the blackout was caused by a cable failure. SMUD initially pointed to the damage to the device caused by a vehicle as the cause of the power outage.
At 8:46 am on July 4th, Elk Grove suffered a power outage when a car damaged electrical equipment. The Sacramento City Utilities District announced that 5,206 customers were out of power due to the damage. This will allow crews to be notified when everything is back to normal and avoid power outages.
A power outage at the SMUD briefly affected thousands of people in downtown Sacramento on Thursday night. The Sacramento Community Service District reported a 5pm closure and more than 2,500 people were out of power. At 6:45 pm the blackout was lifted for almost all but a handful of customers.
Extreme weather conditions such as lightning, wind, ice, or even extreme cold are the most common causes of power outages. Lightning can damage our electrical devices, and wind and ice knock trees and branches onto pipes and devices. Animals and traffic accidents are other common causes of nuisance.
About 20,000 customers were taken out of service near Orangevale and Citrus Heights and another 7,000 in Folsom just before 9am, and power was fully restored just before 10am, according to the outage map on the website.
According to the USDA, a refrigerator will stay cold for up to four hours in the event of a power failure, a freezer will hold the temperature for 24 hours if it is halfway through and 48 hours if it is full.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Report a power outage If you are in an emergency, have sparks or wires, call 911. For all other emergencies call 18884567683.
As a last resort, SMUD can shut off power to our transmission or distribution lines if fire conditions are considered extreme. Although the risk is small, the rotation can be stopped if we have to turn off the power during extremely heavy loads.
As the power is cut off for public safety reasons due to extreme fire conditions, we will not reimburse customers for any losses. At SMUD, we prepare all year round to ensure safe and reliable nutrition at home or on the farm.
In the event of a power failure Report the power failure immediately to your local power company. Stay away from broken power lines, flooded areas, and debris. Turn off all appliances including the oven, air conditioner, boiler and water pump. Keep the freezer and refrigerator doors closed.
Last night, the IPL reported that around 10:30 pm, a lightning strike on a power line near the WISHTV and MyINDYTV studios resulted in a blackout of about 600 customers, including us.
Interruption. To report a power outage, call our hotline at (916) 7745428. Employees are waiting to restore power.
In the event of a power outage you can only call 105 free of charge. 105 is the new national number you are handing over to your local operator, the company that manages the cables, lines and power plants that power local homes and businesses .
Separate devices with electronic components such as microwaves, televisions, and computers. This will help prevent damage to devices from power surges when power is restored. Wait a few minutes before turning these devices on when the power is restored.
We expect to be able to visually inspect the system for damage and restore power for most of our customers within 24-48 hours of the extreme weather ending. As extreme weather conditions can last for several hours or days, we advise our customers for planning reasons to be prepared for outages that can last more than 48 hours.
To be able to shower in the event of a power failure, your home must be equipped with a conventional water heater. Also, it should already have hot water in reserve, which it should, but not. So yeah, if you have a kettle and the power went out recently, you can probably take a nice shower!
Here are the ten best blackout activities you can do to stay healthy. Go for a walk, a bike ride, or work out at your desk. Your neck, back and posture will be surprised, but thank you. Take a nap. Your brain needs a break. Play solitaire with a REAL card.
Call a qualified electrician as soon as possible to switch on the appliance. Check circuit breakers. Always check circuit breakers first. Report to the neighbors. Call the power company. Stay warm. Save the food. Preparations of meals. Pull the plug out of the socket. Don’t get stuck in your house.