Southern California Edison has issued a warning for a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in parts of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria beginning Friday, Oct. 18, at noon. Prompted by heavy wind forecasts, the PSPS warning could lead to a multiday power outage. Residents, particularly those in the northwestern portion of Carpinteria, should be prepared for an outage that could last through the weekend. If a planned outage does occur, Southern California Edison is required to inform residents 24 hours in advance. Residents can sign up to receive alerts through readysbc.org and sce.com.

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