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As the heat wave continues, power outages strike Orange County, including Brea, where 1,600 homes went without power. Photo source: http://s4.reutersmedia.net/

As the heat wave continues, power outages strike Orange County, including Brea, where 1,600 homes went without power. Photo source: http://s4.reutersmedia.net/

As the heat wave sweeps across Southern California, a power outage struck 1,600 Brea homes earlier this week, along with hundreds of other homes across Orange County. As a result, Southern California Edison officials issued a Flex Alert, calling for residents to limit their electricity usage.

    A flex alert is a voluntary conservation of energy, which promotes actions such as turning off unnecessary lights, postponing use of major appliances and keeping thermostats at 78 degrees and higher.

      For those without AC, the city of Brea has set up cooling stations at the Brea Community Center, the Brea Senior Center, the Brea Branch Library, and the Brea Mall.

        According to city officials, Brea residents can take up safety and health precautions by staying hydrated, wearing loose clothing, staying out of the sun or wearing sunhats and sunscreen, and avoiding heavy activity in a non-air conditioned environment. City officials also remind residents to never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in closed cars.

          Other outages reported by SC Edison occured in Studio City (1,200 homes), West Covina (1,015 homes), and Mission Viejo (81).
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Anabel King is a student reporter for Beautiful Brea Old and New. You can contact this writer at anabelking7@gmail.com

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