Southern California Edison will send out vehicles and set up resource centers Wednesday, Oct. 30, to help customers whose power has been turned off to reduce wildfire risk.

Community crew vehicles are equipped with backup power to give customers a place to charge personal mobile devices as well as to receive water, snacks and updates about the power outages. Those vehicles are planned to be stationed in three locations:

San Bernardino County: Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Center, 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ventura County: Santa Paula City Hall/Park, 970 E. Ventura St., Santa Paula, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kern County: Stallion Springs Community Center, 27800 Stallion Springs Drive, Tehachapi, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, the utility will have community resource centers set up at two locations:

Los Angeles County: Agua Dulce Women’s Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ventura County: Berylwood Park, 1955 Bridget Ave., Simi Valley, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Extremely strong Santa Ana winds are expected to be blowing through Southern California on Wednesday, with gusts up to 80 mph in some places.

To reduce the risk of its equipment setting off a spark that could turn into a wildfire, Edison has been implementing public safety power shutoffs all month. Hundreds of thousands of customers live in areas that have been considered for blackouts, and tens of thousands have lost power.

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