Power outages are possible for thousands of Southern California consumers as the area prepares for high winds and high fire hazards on Monday.
The utility tweeted, “Due to weather conditions that may pose a high risk of fire, the Public Safety Power Shut Office is under consideration for some communities in Socle.”
More than 5,600 customers in Los Angeles County and about 3,170 customers in Ventura County were in areas under consideration for power outages by 10 a.m.
Strong winds are expected on Monday afternoon and evening, when winds could reach a critical level of 50 to 70 mph in mountainous areas.
Although winds are expected to blow almost everywhere, the Weather Service says strong and potentially damaging winds will be felt in Santa Barbara County, Grape, Antelope Valley, Los Pedres National Forest and Angeles National Forest.