Power to the City of Beverly Hills is provided by Southern California Edison. Power outages can occur during the summer months when demand for energy is high. The City is recommending that residents and visitors do their part in being prepared in advance, knowing just how to react when a blackout does occur and conserving energy. The following is a list of suggested preparedness tips, instructions for what to do when a blackout occurs and energy conservation measures:
- Keep flashlights and batteries handy at all times.
- Know how to manually open your electric garage door.
- Have a battery-operated radio on hand.
- Cordless telephones will not operate without electricity. Cord-based telephones should be considered.
- Keep gas tanks at least 1/2 full.
- Listen to the news for instructions.
- Obtain alternate power or battery back-up power for essential equipment or for medical conditions requiring power operated apparatus.
IF BLACKOUTS OCCUR
- Listen to the news and the City's AM 1500 radio station for instructions.
- Stay out of areas without power.
- Drive carefully as traffic lights may be out.
- Check fire alarms, security systems, and elevators, as they may not work without electricity. Take appropriate precautions.
- Only call 911 in a life-threatening emergency.
- Shift electric usage to non-peak hours, before 4pm or after to 7pm.
- Set thermostat at 68 degrees when at home and 55 when not at home.
- Reduce non-essential equipment to non-peak hours: washers and dryers, dishwashers, swimming pool equipment.
- Unplug all appliances and electronics when not in use.
- Turn off heat by closing vents in rooms that are not in use.
For additional information on rolling blackouts, contact the Edison Hotline Number at (800) 655-4555. Or to report an outage, please call (800) 611-1911.
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