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More Than 1,000 Outages

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DWP brought in crews from Nevada and Owens Valley, made 16-hour shifts and is working fast to get LA back up and running after yesterday's wind attack, which left 109,000 customers in the dark (that would be 8% of the 1.4 million DWP customers):

Remarks by DWP Commission President David Nahai
Regarding LA Windstorm Power Outages
April 13, 2007
9:30 AM

Good morning. Thank you for joining us this morning.

I’d like to begin by recognizing members of the Los Angeles City Council who are with us.

It is many of their constituents who are directly impacted by the windstorm outages that hit Los Angeles and we welcome each of you here today.

I can tell you this morning that LADWP Crews worked through the night to restore power to more than 100,000 customers who lost power as a result of the fierce windstorm that hit LA yesterday. As of 9AM, LADWP crews have restored power to approximately 40,000 customers.