Dear Friends, 

Following the powerful winter storm this weekend, neighborhoods across Los Angeles are experiencing power outages, including much of Council District 4. LADWP initiated a Level 3 Emergency Response and has activated all field crews to restore power to customers. We are grateful for the hard work of these field crews.

While many of the customers whose power was out have had service restored, there are still 3,219 customers without power in CD4 as of this morning. LADWP crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible and are unable to provide a return-to-service estimate at this moment for individual locations given their demands in the field, but expect it could take up to 48 hours. 

Being without power for an extended duration of time is deeply frustrating at the best of times, but particularly during an uncharacteristically cold and wet weekend. 

This week, I will be formally calling on LADWP to present a plan for improving their storm response, and ensuring that Angelenos are not left in the dark and without information during dangerous storm events. With two powerful storms hitting Los Angeles in just two months, anything less is unacceptable. 

In the meantime, please continue to report outages at and report any storm related damage, including blocked storm water drains by calling 311. To report an emergency please call or text 911, or if you spot a dangerous storm impact such as intense flooding, debris flow, or downed power lines.

My staff has been in contact with LADWP officials and impacted constituents throughout the day. We will continue to provide updates as we receive them and expect to have repair-time estimates as outages become fewer. 


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Councilmember Nithya Raman