Citing wildfire risk, Southern California Edison is asking residents in the Silverado and Trabuco Canyon areas north of Irvine to prepare for potential Public Safety Power Shutoff events over the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service in San Diego issued a Red Flag Warning for several mountainous areas including San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys and the Santa Ana Mountains. The latest Red Flag Warning will go into effect on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to be active until Friday.

In a Tweet Tuesday, Nov. 23, the National Weather Service reported that Santa Ana winds will bring wind gusts of greater than 50 mph into the Santa Ana Mountains.

Leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, Southern California Edison has updated a color-coded map found on the Public Safety Power Shutoff portion of the SCE website, indicating potential power outages between Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 26.

In Orange County, the map shows large areas between the foothill regions north of the city of Orange as far southeast as Rancho Santa Margarita will be under consideration for Public Safety Shutoff.

“Increased fire risk conditions are expected in this area from 11/24/2021 12:00 PM to 11/26/2021 12:00 PM. Be prepared for a PSPS during this time, although we may avoid shut-offs.”

In addition to possible Public Safety Shutoff events, several regions of South Orange County are under High Fire Risk, including Irvine Lake, Silverado Canyon, Santiago Creek and North Tustin.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 23, the city of Irvine was not listed in high fire risk, nor did SoCal Edison list any Irvine-based ZIP codes on its Public Safety Shutoff consideration map.

If a power outage goes into effect, the Edison website indicates that the power could return once weather conditions become more favorable.

For up-to-date information regarding wildfire risk and Public Safety Power Shutoffs from SoCal Edison, residents can sign up for alerts here.