Update: Power Restored to Base, Cays, Parts of IB and San Diego

SDG&E reported that outage had hit nearly 2,000 customers.

Update, 10 p.m. Wednesday: The city of Coronado reports via Twitter that power has been restored, though the cause is still being looked into.


The power has been out on a stretch of Silver Strand Boulevard extending from Coronado down to Imperial Beach, in addition to areas across the bay, for more than an hour, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

The affected areas include the Cays, North Island Naval Air Station and Naval Base San Diego and areas near the Tijuana Estuary.

The outage was reported at 8:28 p.m, but power should be restored before midnight, utility officials noted on SDG&E's website.

Officials attributed the outage to a “suspected problem in the overhead electrical system” and said it had affected 1,775 customers.

kerry emery September 27, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Power just turned back on, boy do we take it for granted!!
Jennifer Vigil September 27, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Thanks Kerry! Glad to hear it.
Vicki Inghram September 27, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Another black out last night reminds us how necessary it is to have a safety disaster preparedness program in Coronado. When you receive a flyer at your door informing you of our next neighborhood safety meeting we hope everyone will attend. This way, you and your family can be protected in the event of an emergency.
J. Kuebler September 27, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Although it was inconvenient having to reset everything, I enjoyed the lack of light pollution that is so excessive in my neighborhood. Power went off two more times during the night, and a rep from SDG&E called around 10PM to see if my power was back on. I wouldn't have been able to answer that phone if it hadn't been. Trouble with overhead lines? What overhead lines?
Mark September 27, 2012 at 06:08 PM
For More Information: Web Links: http://www.readysandiego.org/ Ready San Diego http://www.sdcountyemergency.com/ San Diego County Emergency Site http://www.weather.gov/ National Weather Service http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current Cal Fire Current Fire Information http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/FaultMaps/117-33.html USGS http://www.sdge.com/safety/outages/outage-map SDGE Power Outage Map http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disaster-information/disaster-types Disaster Assistance http://www.ready.gov/water Water information from Ready.gov http://coib.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BE9F3EA3F-0696-4040-B7C2-00D4D729FCDB%7D City of Imperial Beach Disaster Preparedness Tips
Mark September 27, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Disaster Preparedness Tips (From City of Imperial Beach website) Survival Kits: Experts now recommend that disaster survivors to be self-sufficient for up to seven days, although having supplies for at least three days had been the norm. Here are lists of supplies to have at home, in the car and at work.
Mark September 27, 2012 at 06:10 PM
At Home  Nonperishable packaged or canned food.  A gallon of water per person per day (Replace every six months and count pets as family members)  Manual can opener  First aid kit and handbook  Clothing, rain gear and study shoes  Blankets or sleeping bags  Portable radio and flashlight, with spare batteries  Essential medications  List of family physicians and the style and serial number of medical devices, such as pacemakers  Extra pair of eyeglasses  Extra set of house and car keys  Toilet Paper, toiletries and feminine hygiene items  Fire Extinguisher  Pet food, water and leash or carrier  Cash and small change  Any special foods and supplies for babies, the disabled or the elderly  Water purification kit or unscented liquid bleach (eight drops per gallon when water is first stored)  Plastic eating utensils, paper cups and plates  Heavy duty aluminium foil  Paper towels Knife or razor blades  Candles and light sticks  Matches in waterproof container  Work gloves and broom  Hammer and nails  Coils of rope and wire  Ax, crowbar and shovel  Small tool kit  Cheesecloth (To strain water)  Large and small plastic bags  Two tarps, 8 feet by 10 feet  Local street map and compass  Paper, pens and stamps  Entertainment pack of family photos, notebooks, reading material and games
Mark September 27, 2012 at 06:11 PM
In the Car  Nylon tote or day pack  Bottled Water  Nonperishable food  Manual can opener  Transistor radio, flashlight and extra batteries  First aid kit  Gloves  Blanket or sleeping bags  Sealable plastic bags  Moist towelettes  Small tool kit  Matches and lighter  Walking shoes and extra socks  Change of clothes  Cash (Small bills and coins)  Local street map and compass At Work  Dry food, such as candy bars, dried fruit, jerky and crackers  Water or orange juice  Tennis shoes or walking shoes  First aid kit  Flashlight and portable radio with extra batteries  Matches  Small and large plastic bags  Toiletries  Entertainment pack of family photos, notebooks, reading material and games
Vicki Inghram September 27, 2012 at 06:16 PM
The list of items to be self-sufficient is excellent. However, a very essential aspect to being prepared that is not happening in our communities is forming neighborhood relationships and looking out for each other.
Justi September 27, 2012 at 06:25 PM
We had a Bon fire on the beach and saw a man get out of his car, put a jacket and hat on and take a duffle bag over to one of the light posts. Next thing you know there were sparks and all of the power went out..
Mark September 27, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Imperial Beach CERT meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Imperial Beach Fire Station, 865 Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. Contact: Fire Captain John French (619) 423-8223
J. Kuebler September 27, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Justi--since you were at the beach then, did you notice the Loew's beach concert kept going on another hour past the power failure with lights and amps? Must have generators.
Jennifer Vigil September 27, 2012 at 08:32 PM
For those interested in emergency preparedness, you might be intrigued by this new app: http://coronado.patch.com/articles/county-unveils-emergency-app .
Mark September 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Jennifer; Thank you Good App. I got it from the Apple Store


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