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.

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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