SDG&E restores power to over 4,500 following red flag warning –

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Power was restored to over 4,500 residents in the county today, following a red flag warning issued earlier this week, according to a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesman.

It was unclear exactly what time power was restored. Previously, SDG&E reported that over 40 communities could be impacted by outages, with 48,783 customers potentially being affected.

During high winds, public safety power shutoffs are used to attempt to reduce the risk of fires sparking from defective or damaged equipment.