Power Outages Hit Thousands Across Southern California

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Sunday, Sep 1, 2013  |  Updated 1:33 PM PDT
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Major power outages affected thousands of SoCal residents  - particularly in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park - depriving them of air conditioning and refrigeration on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the summer. Jane Yamamoto reports from Newbury Park for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2013.

Major power outages affected thousands of SoCal residents - particularly in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park - depriving them of air conditioning and refrigeration on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the summer. Jane Yamamoto reports from Newbury Park for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2013.

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Power was restored on Sunday to thousands of homes, a day after outages left residents without power - and air conditioning - throughout Southern California on a steamy afternoon, officials said.

The largest outages struck in Thousand Oaks and surrounding communities starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, affecting 4,943 customers, according to a Southern California Edison outage map.

Far more people were impacted by the outage, as a customer is a home or a business that usually contains more than one person.

After 11 p.m., those outages were reduced to several hundred customers.

The outages were believed to be due to equipment problems.

In Carson, weather conditions caused an outage that affected 640 customers just before 6:30 p.m. That outage persisted late into Saturday night.

A smattering of smaller outages darkened other communities across Los Angeles, including dozens of homes and businesses in West Hollywood, South Gate, Rosemead, Duarte, Whittier and Yorba Linda.

Temperatures in Southern California soared to nearly 100 degrees in some areas, with high humidity.

Thousands remained without power into Sunday morning. 

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