Thousands without power in California City due to Sunday's electrical storms, HS classes cancelled

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. - Damage from Sunday night's storm has left several hundred homes without power, according to Eric Hurtado, Chief of California City Police.

The overnight storm cased downed power lines and localized lightning strikes throughout California City.

Emergency crews responded to reports of burning power poles throughout the city.

California City lost power for several hours and officials said some residents are still without power. The Southern California Edison outage map indicates that 1,425 customers are experiencing outages due to lightning, 1,057 due to unknown reasons, and 60 due to equipment problems.

Electrical crews are working on the storm damage working and are expected to restore power to the last remaining neighborhoods Monday.

Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees Monday afternoon.

California City’s Cooling Center located at the Strata Center at Central Park will open to allow those affected by the power outage to seek relief.

California City High School canceled classes today due to still being without power. Classes started last Thursday. The high school has 450 students.

The City’s other schools had to delay the start of the school day by 2 hours.

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