Our transportation, commerce, clean water, electricity, and communications systems all rely on a vast network of critical infrastructure systems to function smoothly. In addition to general system failures, natural and human-caused disasters also have the potential to cause power, water, natural gas and other utility outages. Destruction or damage to one of the systems may have an impact on the others.
Taking steps to prepare for day-to-day utility outages can help you be better equipped for bigger emergency events. Know how to respond to a utility outage.
To report utility outages and learn more about preparing for these events, visit the webpages of Santa Monica's main utility providers:
- Southern California Edison power outage (for power outage specifically)
- Southern California Edison (for general preparedness information)
- Santa Monica Water Resources
Learn more about preparing for other Santa Monica hazards here.