Dear Friends, 

Another heavy rain and wind storm is forecasted to hit Los Angeles tonight through Wednesday, with wind gusts of up to 60 mph. In anticipation of the rain storm, LADWP scheduled crews to be available around the clock, including scheduling additional qualified line clearance crews for tree clearing.

To make sure you and your family are prepared in the event you lose power, LADWP recommends taking the following steps:

  • Keep a flashlight and extra batteries nearby. Never use candles in a power outage or other emergency.

  • Keep a fully charged cell phone on hand. During power outages, you may lose phone service and your cordless landline may also lose power.

  • Keep a fully charged portable charger handy incase you need to charge any of your electronics while the power is out.

If power does go out:

  • Report outages online at or by calling 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397).

  • Sign up for outage alerts at

  • Switch off all lights, except for one, so you will know when your power has been restored.

  • Keep your refrigerator closed to keep food cold.

  • Check on vulnerable friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe.


LADWP also reminds customers to use caution around any downed or dangling wires or poles. If you see a downed wire, always assume it is LIVE. Never touch ANY wire that is down or dangling and immediately dial 9-1-1

Follow LADWP via Twitter (@ladwp) and NextDoor for the most up-to-date outage information. 

Be sure to also join us this Wednesday, March 22 at 6PM for a virtual information session with LADWP to learn more about what should be expected of the department during a storm-related outage, their plans for changes in storm response, what resources are available to residents, and how you can be better prepared. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A. 

Please complete this form to RSVP and submit any questions you have regarding the Department’s response to impacts on the City’s power and water systems during severe weather events.

Stay safe,

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Councilmember Nithya Raman