Following are recent news items from IID. For additional news items through 2010, click on the archive link below. For all others, please contact IID's records management section.
Are you interested in receiving automatic e-mail notices when we post news items? Click here to learn more.
IID storm repairs progressing
Imperial Irrigation District’s energy crews have been working around the clock to restore power to the Seeley area after a Thursday afternoon summer storm knocked down more than 30 power poles that serve a major Imperial Valley transmission line.
Crews were able to quickly reroute power, restoring electric service to most customers within less than an hour after the 3:29 p.m. outage. About 620 customers were initially affected.
As of Friday morning, the district continued to work on a temporary solution to provide electricity to the estimated 300 residents living at the Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort and at Storm’s Crossing Mobile Estate who were without power during the night. Most residents sought shelter elsewhere; the American Red Cross opened a temporary shelter at Southwest High School auditorium in El Centro.
While complete restoration of the energy infrastructure is expected to take two or three days to repair, IID expects to have all power restored through temporary measures by 5 p.m. Friday.
Residents are encouraged to visit the clubhouse to cool off, the Red Cross’s emergency shelter or a cool center in the Imperial Valley.
# # #