16,000+ customers, still without electricity

Edison, Southern California, said Friday that more than 16,000 customers are without power as the utility continues to shut down due to allegedly high windy conditions.

The areas affected by the shutdowns are Los Angeles Orange, Kern, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

CBS Los Angeles notes, “The closures are designed to reduce the risk of fire caused by electrical equipment when strong winds are expected. Several major fires in the state have been connected to electrical equipment. “

Jeannie Murray, a resident of Simi Country Mobile Home Estates who told the local press, said she has been without electricity since Thursday.

– There are currently 58 degrees in the house. 58 years old. We packed sheets, blankets and everything lonely you can imagine, ”Murray said.

Murray then gave an emotional account of how the downtime ruined the Thanksgiving dinner, forcing him to throw away the food.

“I’m just afraid it will happen again,” she said, trying to hold back her tears. – I can’t try to buy any more food. I can not do it. Too expensive and all. I want to cry. I’m sorry about that. It just scares me. “

About 100,000 in southern California Edison customers may continue to lose power, a Los Angeles Times reports.