Contact: Chris Escobedo
Office: (760) 541-4444
City Responding to Power Outage
Indio Cooling Center To Open at 8:00 pm
Indio, Calif., (September 8, 2011) – The
power outage that is currently affecting over 1.2 million Southern Californians
is also impacting residents of Indio. City public works and public safety crews are
surveying neighborhoods, businesses and roads throughout Indio.
At present, there are no major reportable concerns outside of the powering
needing to be restored. City facilities
are operating normally.
In cooperation with Riverside County Fire and the
American Red Cross, the city of Indio
will bring a cooling center online at approximately 8:00pm tonight. It will locate at the Fullenwinder
Auditorium, which is located on the Riverside County Fairgrounds (46-350 Arabia Street, Indio, Ca 92201). The American Red Cross will be supplying
food, water, and sleeping cots for those affected by the power outage.
Residents are encouraged to find shelter at the
cooling center, check on pets or elderly loved ones who may be affected by the
power outage, and stay safely in their homes until the power is restored.
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