A community meeting will be held in North Shore Thursday to discuss the late summer power outage.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the North Shore Community Park, at 99-480 Avenue 70, and will feature a discussion of the Aug. 30-Sept. 3 outage as well as emergency preparedness and community resiliency, according to the office of Supervisor Manuel Perez.
Perez along with Riverside County Emergency Management Department and Imperial Irrigation District representatives will be present to inform the community on the response to the outage and to talk with the community on how to better increase preparedness and response to natural disasters.
“Riverside County, Imperial Irrigation District and all our community partners stepped up in a degree we have never seen before to support the community of North Shore when they had no electricity during very high temperatures,” Perez said. “We will go into what’s feasible, what is within our power and what is not, and where we have funding streams to support these needs. We look forward to meeting with the North Shore community and helping the community be part of our plan for community resiliency.”
The outage was caused by a massive storm in the North Shore area and affected more than 1,400 Imperial Irrigation District customers.
The storm, described by an IID board member as “an act of God,” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, according to the utility.