• Power Outage Reported In Mecca

    An estimated 79 customers lost power Wednesday in Mecca. The Imperial Irrigation District reported the outage on social media at 1 p.m., stating the outage was in the area of northwest Grant Street and Avenue 68. The outage was caused by windstorms that broke down a pole in the area, officials said. POWER OUTAGE: We […]

  • Heat Wave Prompts Call For Voluntary Power Conservation Thursday

    With temperatures soaring in Riverside County and beyond, a Flex Alert calling on residents to voluntary cut their power use will be in effect Thursday evening in hopes of reducing strain on the state’s power grid. According to the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid, the Flex Alert will be in […]

  • Officials: Nearly 50 Outages Caused by Mylar Balloons This Year

    The Imperial Irrigation District Thursday urged its power customers to refrain from releasing Mylar balloons into the sky in the wake of recent balloon-caused power outages in the Coachella Valley. The district said metallic balloons have caused about 50 outages in 2021 alone, causing temporary power loss to residents and businesses. Mylar balloons can stay […]

  • Imperial Irrigation District To Host Community Meeting In Response To Outage

    Imperial Irrigation District officials will be taking questions from residents Tuesday at a virtual community meeting organized in response to a recent power outage that left about 3,400 Coachella Valley customers without power, some for nearly 40 hours. Officials also will be sharing emergency preparedness and prevention strategies at the meeting set for Tuesday, from […]

  • Santa Ana Winds Raise Risk of Wildfires Friday Throughout Inland Empire

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity will significantly raise the risk of wildfires Friday throughout Riverside County, according to the National Weather Service. Winds out of the northeast are expected to be between 20-30 mph this morning, with gusts potentially reaching 45 mph in the county mountains and the San Gorgonio […]

  • Power Restored in Coachella

    COACHELLA (CNS) – An estimated 961 customers briefly lost power Monday in Coachella. POWER RESTORED: All power has been restored in Coachella. If you are still without power, please check your main breaker or call us at 1-800-303-7756. — IID (@IIDatWork) September 14, 2020 The outage was reported about 9:20 a.m. in an unspecified portion […]

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