High winds knock out power for tens of thousands across Southern California

Strong winds in Southern California has knocked out power for tens of thousands Tuesday night.

Outage data from SoCal Edison shows more than 90,000 customers being left in the dark across the region as of 9:30 p.m. PT. At one point earlier in the evening, more than 75,000 Ventura County customers were left without power, according to SoCal Edison.

County-by-county outage reports*:

  • Los Angeles: 21,484
  • Riverside: 2,774
  • San Bernardino: 4,831
  • Ventura: 61,443

*=information taken from SoCal Edison


Damaging Santa Ana winds are expected to strike LA and Ventura counties through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Peak winds are expected to batter the area through Tuesday night, with gusts of up to 80 mph across the mountains, up to 75 mph across the valleys and up to 65 mph across the coastal plain, NWS says.

Red Flag Warnings are also in effect for parts of Southern California through Wednesday morning.

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