Environment & Science

SoCal Edison considers planned power outages during Santa Ana winds

Palm trees bend over power lines in Altadena because of Santa Ana winds.
Palm trees bend over power lines in Altadena because of Santa Ana winds.
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The Santa Anas are back with a vengeance. These are the fourth strongest in 35 years. SoCal Edison is getting ahead of the increased fire risk by considering planned power outages in the windiest communities.