Power shortage expected due to high heat

Residents are asked to reduce energy use from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Victoria Sanchez, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter, victoriasanchez@keyt.com
POSTED: 11:54 AM PDT Jul 01, 2013    UPDATED: 09:08 PM PDT Jul 01, 2013 
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

A power shortage is expected from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday due to the high heat.

Southern California energy providers are asking residents to help by reducing energy consumption.

The higher temperatures cause higher than normal electricity use.

Residents can help by shutting off unnecessary lights and appliances and delaying activities that require electricity.

The Office of Emergency Management will monitor the situation.