CREATED Jun. 28, 2013
DESERT HOT SPRINGS - More than 160 residents in Desert Hot Springs had no power Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The area affected by these Southern California Edison repairs was Mission Lakes Country Club Drive near Indian Canyon Drive.
"No matter what situation you're in, they just turn off your power, and when they turn off your power, they put your family in danger when it's a very hot day like today," said one of the residents, Todd Tanner.
For Tanner and his family, this was their third planned outage in just one week.
"The one on the 24th, that began at 8 a.m. and it didn't end until after 10 p.m., so as you can imagine the house is already steamingly hot," shared Tanner.
This means spoiled food in their refrigerator and their third trip to the grocery story. Tanner said this hits him in the pocketbook.
"We had to keep our family out with nowhere to go. We can't afford paying for a hotel when we're already having substantial losses of groceries every couple days," said Tanner.
While Edison does leave notices of planned outages, some residents wanted to know why they do repairs this time of year at all especially on a scorching day like today. According to an Edison Representative, they cannot reschedule planner power outages despite extreme weather conditions because they planned these months in advance. She added that they have to continue with the infrastructure repairs in a timely manner.
For more information on a planned power outage in your area, visit Southern California Edison's website: http://sce.com/outages