Power Outage in San Bernardino, CA

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City of Colton Electric Utility
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San Bernardino Power Outages Caused by Weather


September 12, 2022 - Debris Flow

Heavy thunderstorms associated with remnant moisture from post-tropical cyclone Kay produced torrential rain over the Apple and El Dorado burn scars on the afternoon of September 12. Multiple debris flows occurred following torrential one-hour rainfall rates exceeding debris flow guidance from the USGS and CAGS. Two of the debris flows traveled several miles including the Banning Canyon wash showing debris logs and ash water. The most impactful debris flow occurred in Forest Falls and Oak Glen, where the flow traveled at least 3 miles down Oakland Road with 4 foot boulders, logs over-topping the road with several feet of mud, with several power poles destroyed. Another highly impactful debris flow formed in Forest Falls on Prospect Road, where large boulders, black water and logs took out trees and damaged several homes. Another debris flow occurred 0.5 mile away on Valley of the Falls Road, producing a 12-foot wall of dirt and rocks. An additional debris flow occurred on State Highway Route 38 just before Angeles Oaks. These flows are the most significant that have occurred since the fires in 2020. An estimated 30 homes were damaged and three vehicles were moved and damaged.||The following are recorded rain amounts from the same region:|Raywood Flats, 6 NNW Forest Falls: 2.44 inch in 1 hour and 2.75 inch for the day, resulting in the full closure of Highway 38.||Mesonet Station Yucc1 Little San Gorgonio Peak Yucaipa Ridge, 2 SE Forest Falls: 1.06 inch in 60 minutes.||Mesonet Station FFPC1, 1.5 W Forest Falls: 1.93 inch.

Forest Falls - Morongo Vly
August 24, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power pole was blown partway over, damaging two transformers.

Newberry - Newberry
August 12, 2022 - Flash Flood

Multiple vehicles were stuck on Highway 62 between Godwin Road and Sand-Dale Road. Mud and large rocks were in the road, and two power poles were also knocked down.

(Nxp)Mcaf Twentynine - (Nxp)Mcaf Twentynine
August 8, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds damaged hangars and blew planes out at the Daggett Airport, then blew down numerous power poles and trees in Barstow, knocking out power to thousands of customers.

(Dag)Barstow/Daggett - Barstow
July 30, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power pole and two power lines were blown down.

Newberry - Newberry


January 8, 2005

Lytle Creek Road was made impassible due to debris and flash flooding. 17 people had to be airlifted from the Bonita Falls area after they were cut off by flooding in Lytle Creek. The creek, which normally runs about 5 feet wide, was running well over 200 feet wide by the end of the rains. Flooding brought down power lines, flooded homes, and caused landslides.

January 3, 2005

A strong thunderstorm containing small hail and frequent lightning moved northeast from near Norco to Devore before weakening. In Fontana, one lightning strike split a 100-foot tree in half, causing it to fall onto a home. The force of the lightning shattered the homes windows and injured a 24-year-old man. Homes nearby also sustained broken windows. In addition to windows and trees, lightning brought down power lines as well.

December 11, 2003

High surf, in excess of 8 feet broke over the Ocean Beach pier. Wind gusts in excess of 45 mph also broke power poles and downed trees along the San Diego County Coast, the Inland Empire, and the Coachella Valley. A lightning strike near a soccer game caused a minor injury to an 18 year old male spectator.

October 25, 2003

Named the Old Fire, this fire was started by an arsonist on October 25. It consumed 91,200 acres before it was fully contained on November 5, 2003. During the month of October, it destroyed 850 houses, 10 commercial buildings, 1460 power poles, 220 electrical transformers, several miles of highway and utility infrastructure. It also damaged another 35 houses. The entire San Bernardino Mountain range was evacuated. An estimated 80,000 people were evacuated during the first day, and this caused a 28 mile long traffic jam on Highway 18. Eventually the foothill communities of Silverwood Lake, South Hesperia, Oak Hills, Summit Valley, Telephone Canyon, and Las Flores were also evacuated. Smoke, ash, and/or flames from the fire severely impacted and/or halted ground, air, and rail transportation into and out of Southwest California several times. Atmospheric conditions preceding it's start and during the first four days were: high temperatures 90 to 100 degrees, relative humidity ranging from 3 percent during the day to 20 percent at night, and predominate north to northeast winds. The condition and loading of the fuels also caused the fire to grow upwind and up slope against 25 to 50 mph winds. On the first day of the fire, it destroyed 400 houses and 10 commercial buildings. By the second day it had merged with the east flank of the Grand Prix Fire. By the third day when the northeast winds were no longer dominate, it burned over the ridge line, through the Cajon Pass, and down the high desert steppe towards Hesperia. On the fourth day, Wednesday Oct. 29th, an increase in southwest flow caused the southeast flank of the fire to grow rapidly towards Big Bear Lake. Wind gusts over 40 mph were measured across the ridges. Moisture increased rapidly over the next several days and light rain fell along the coastal slopes and ridge tops. As the month of October closed, the fire was still active and hooking around the northwest and northeast side of the San Bernardino Mountain range, threatening to burn up the north slope and into the resort communities.

September 5, 2003

Named the Bridge fire, it burned 1352 acres before being fully contained. It forced the evacuation of the towns of Fredalba, Smiley Park, Nob Hill, Enchanted Forest, and part of Running Springs, affecting more than 1000 residents. The main highways, 330 and 18, were closed for several days. Property damage was contained to guardrails, power lines, and traffic signs along the highway corridors, in addition to one out building. Cost of fighting the fire were in excess of $2.3 million dollars.


Body found inside electrical vault at abandoned Southern California mall Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

The body of a man was found inside an underground electrical vault at the shuttered Carousel Mall in San Bernardino. Officials believe he may have been scavenging for metals when they were electrocuted.

Oct 27, 2022

Santa Ana winds prompt advisories, power outage concerns across Southern California Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

Gusty Santa Ana winds have thousands of Southern California Edison customers in danger of losing power Monday morning. The quick-hitting wind event has prompted wind advisories in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The windy weather hit early Monday morning in the Inland Empire, where the advisory was issued until 2 p.m. […]

Oct 24, 2022

Power restored on Danish island; outage was 'local fault'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A power outage briefly hit the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm Monday. Authorities initially said that an underwater

Oct 10, 2022

Alaska Braces For Worst Storm In History Might Lead To Floods, Power Outages

alaska storm - alaska braces for worst storm in recent history - might lead to severe floods and power outage

Sep 18, 2022

Tropical Storm Kay breaks heat and rain records across Southern California - Los Angeles Times

Heavy rains began in San Diego and moved north, with some expected to last into Saturday.

Sep 10, 2022

Southern California Possible Public Safety Power Shutoffs Friday September 9 2022 – South OC Beaches

Southern California Possible Public Safety Power Shutoffs Friday September 9 2022 Southern California Edison (SCE) is considering shutting off power to some customers for pubic safety. The upcoming storm is producing high winds and creates a higher wildfire risk. The power shutoffs would affect about one percent of SCE customers. Update at 8:00am on Friday…

Sep 9, 2022

California wildfires: 4 dead, 4,000 firefighters battle searing heat

Over 4,000 firefighters were battling more than a dozen large blazes across California on Tuesday, including the Fairview Fire near Hemet.

Sep 6, 2022

Map: All the wildfires burning in California

Temperatures will continue to reach triple digits in many areas of the state through Labor Day, forecasters warned, bringing the threat of power outages and more wildfires.

Sep 1, 2022

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Power is out 92407

Linda G | November 25, 2021  

Power went out at about 2:00 PM. Neighbors report the same.

Dante Cabanas | September 26, 2020  

No power in 92410

Dulmini | August 09, 2020  

Is there any updated about power outage?

Roger | August 08, 2020  

Our power is off on 29th street in San Bernardino, Ca

Denise Anaya Padilla | August 08, 2020  

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San Bernardino, California

City San Bernardino
County San Bernardino
State California (CA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 92401, 92402, 92403, 92404, 92405, 92406, 92407, 92408, 92410, 92411

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