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As of the morning of Thursday, Oct. 24, 172 Southern California Edison customers in Los Angeles County were impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
By tonight, residents of western Malibu could also be among those without power, as SCE has alerted the City that it may implement a shutoff between 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25. If a shutoff occurs within the anticipated timeframe, Malibu High School and Malibu Middle School will not be in session on Friday.
“Please have alternative arrangements for students for Friday in case power is shut off,” states a letter from Isaac Burgess, Malibu Pathway Director for SMMUSD. “If the PSPS occurs during school hours, school will proceed until the normal dismissal time.”
SMMUSD is to make up its mind by 6:30 a.m. on Friday, when it will send an email.
Webster and Malibu elementary schools would not be affected by the shutoff.
The City is urging those who are medically dependent on electricity service to “consider proactively staying in another area until conditions change.”
In the event of a PSPS, it may take up to 72 hours to restore service as officials work to inspect power lines.
SMMUSD urged parents to sign up for the City’s emergency alerts, and to ensure that their cellphone is on file with the school district for emergency text messages.
More information on preparing for a power outage is available at MalibuCity.org/PSPS.