Power Outage in Fontana, CA

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Fontana Power Outages Caused by Weather


October 15, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Downed powerlines, 10-15 approximately, reported in the area of Austin Road and West Aten Road in El Centro due to thunderstorm winds. Winds were estimated between 55-60 mph. Timing estimated from radar. No injuries were reported.

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October 15, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

A powerline and possibly a power pole were blown down by thunderstorm winds in the area of SR-115 & Titsworth Road in Calipatria. Winds were estimated between 55-60 mph. No injuries were reported.

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August 31, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines down along with approximately 20 power poles down or leaning over were reported along Evan Hewes Highway near Forrester Road. No injuries were reported. Timing was estimated using radar.

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August 31, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power pole was reported down and blocking traffic near Rutherford Road and West Road. No injuries were reported. Timing was estimated using radar.

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November 28, 2019 - Flash Flood

A powerful Pacific low pressure system interacted with deep moisture to produce widespread rain across the eastern portion of Imperial County during the evening hours on November 28th. Isolated thunderstorms were embedded within the rain bands, helping to increase rain totals. The heavy rain produced an episode of flash flooding over the far southeast portion of the county. According to the department of highways, at 1934PST flash flooding led to the closure of Ogilby road from Interstate 8 northward to state route 78. Due to the road closure, there were no reports of accidents resulting from the flash flooding.

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August 10, 2022

Under deep-layer easterly wind flow, subtle disturbances in the upper-levels helped to instigate thunderstorm activity across portions of south-central and southwestern Arizona during the late afternoon and early evening hours, which then made its way across the Lower Colorado River Valley to affect the town of Winterhaven in extreme Southeast Imperial County. The town was hit with damaging winds in form of dozens of downed power poles, leading to several hundred customers losing power.

August 31, 2021

A similar pattern existed on the 31st compared to the previous day with an upper level low in the eastern Pacific near the west coast of the Baja Peninsula promoting diffluent flow across southeast California. Better moisture existed on this day compared to the previous day, leading to a more enhanced flash flooding event. The most intense rainfall occurred in northeast Imperial County along SR 78, where nearly 7 inches of rain was estimated to have fallen within a 5 hour period. An unbridged crossing along SR 78 at Milpitas Wash became flooded with swiftly flowing water due to the heavy rainfall. A vehicle attempting to cross through the flooded portion of the highway was swept off the roadway before overturning in the wash. Both of the occupants perished in the flash flood. Strong to severe thunderstorms across the Imperial Valley led to damaging wind gusts that resulted in numerous downed power poles. According to the Imperial Irrigation District, extensive damage sustained to the power infrastructure on both the 30th and 31st would cost the district more than $8 million.

August 10, 2021

An MCS developed in the afternoon in western Arizona and spread southwest through Riverside and Imperial counties during the evening and early overnight hours. In an otherwise week steering wind, the MCS was partially maintained by strong low level wind shear as it progressed downslope through a moisture-rich environment. The MCS produced widespread 40 plus mph wind gusts, locally higher, with multiple damaging wind reports. The strong winds also generated dense blowing dust. There were numerous reports of power outages across Imperial County and unconfirmed reports of trees falling on vehicles. Given the high moisture content, storms with the MCS and the slow-moving storms that developed well out ahead of the MCS produced very heavy rainfall, leading to areas of flash flooding. Radar estimated rainfall was upwards of 2 to 3 inches in 1 hour for many areas, with locally higher amounts.

March 12, 2020

A powerful Pacific low pressure system spread considerable amounts of deep moisture into much of Imperial County during the day on March 12th and given impressive amounts of lift and instability, this resulted in widespread showers mixed with isolated to scattered thunderstorms. The storms enhanced local rainfall totals, resulting in accumulations that quickly exceeded one inch in some places, resulting in episodes of flooding and flash flooding over the central portions of Imperial County. Flowing water cross over roads to the west and southwest of El Centro leading to road closures. Early evening flooding was observed to the northeast of Brawley, resulting in impacts to local traffic. Flash flood warnings were issued in response to the heavy rain but fortunately there were no injuries resulting from the flooding.

November 28, 2019

A powerful Pacific low pressure system interacted with deep moisture to produce widespread moderate to heavy rain across eastern portions of Imperial County on November 28th. Isolated thunderstorms were embedded within the rain bands and they increased rain totals. The widespread rain which mostly occurred during the evening hours led to an episode of flash flooding over the far southeastern portion of the county. At about 1934PST, heavy rain led to flash flooding along Ogilby Road, as reported by the California Highway Patrol. The flash flooding forced the closure of the road and as a result there were no reports of accidents due to the flash flooding.


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Sep 7, 2022

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Sep 5, 2022

San Bernardino County: Several Fontana neighborhoods without power after numerous lightning strikes - ABC7 Los Angeles

A number of neighborhoods in Fontana are without power following numerous lightning strikes Wednesday night.

Jun 23, 2022

Summer storm: Thunderstorms bring lightning to parts of Southern California

Thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds struck Southern California on Wednesday morning.

Jun 22, 2022

Fontana Public Works Department has numerous projects scheduled in 2022 | News | fontanaheraldnews.com

The City of Fontana Public Works Department had a busy year in 2021, and this year the department will be providing many more services for local residents.

Feb 22, 2022

Live updates: Nor’easter outages resolved as towns continue cleanup

The nor’easter’s heavy snow is expected to continue through the day on Saturday....

Jan 30, 2022

SCE warns customers about possible power outages, downed power lines | News | fontanaheraldnews.com

Southern California Edison (SCE) is reminding its customers that power outages may occur during stormy weather conditions.

Dec 29, 2021

SoCal weather: Thousands without power as fierce winds fuel potential wildfire threat for 17 million people | CNN Close icon

More than 70,000 homes and businesses in Southern California lost power on Thanksgiving as the region battles dangerously dry conditions and high winds, with gusts topping 70 mph in some areas.

Nov 25, 2021

Car crashes into power pole in Fontana, causing power outage on Aug. 21 | News | fontanaheraldnews.com

A car crashed into a power pole in Fontana in the early morning hours of Aug. 21, causing a power outage in the surrounding area.

Aug 26, 2021

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we have a power outage on Oleander Ave by the valley Kia in Fontana 92336

tony | June 23, 2022  

power went out about 3 hrs now...in FONTANA, CA

Wally Sinclair | January 22, 2022  

Elkhorn and cherry outage. Edison messaged eta 2:30pm.

Jesse | May 22, 2021  

Power went out around 4am.

Jeri Atherton | August 11, 2020  

We have a power outage on Cherry Avenue in the Southridge area in Fontana 92337

Leslie | August 11, 2020  

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Fontana, California

City Fontana
County Imperial
State California (CA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 92331, 92334, 92335, 92336, 92337

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