Some in Rancho Park Still Without Power! Others Left with Damaged Appliances, Water Heaters and More

Following the very exciting 4:30am power surge(s) yesterday, some folks in our neighborhood are still without power. DWP trucks were parked along Veteran at Brookhaven this morning, presumably working on the problem.  Neighbors report varying degrees of damage ranging from fried tankless water heaters and microwaves, to non-functioning outlets and fritzed-out X-boxes.  In our house a number of bulbs blew out, outlets fried, and appliances are malfunctioning (including our bedroom ceiling fan which is stuck on high).  All things considered, though, we are OK.  I spoke with the DWP and they said that a high voltage cable came down and hit a main cable and things went on from there.  You can call the DWP to get a reimbursement claim form for your damage and repair.  I'll post a copy here when I receive mine in the mail.  Here's hoping they make good! 

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Comment by Robyn Osborne Paris on May 8, 2013 at 8:58am

We just realized our dishwasher is blown as well! This is really frustrating. We have a plumber coming today to look at the hot water heater. But does anyone know whether major appliances like say, the dishwasher, can be repaired and salvaged after a major power surge or do they need to be replaced? 

Comment by denise sweeney on May 7, 2013 at 7:10pm

Also- TCW Electric is a GREAT electrian- lives in the neighborhood  honest, great work. call him if you need help with any damages!

Comment by denise sweeney on May 7, 2013 at 7:09pm

my parents suffered $1500 in damages- and my sister lost her computer and modem. calling DWP for reimbursement tomorrow!!! 

Comment by Kathleen Haase on May 7, 2013 at 3:00pm

We are on Greenfield and just had our power returned this morning (May 7) around 10am. Ours and our neighbors appliances were burned out. Our dishwasher, small refrigerator and printer so far. Along with their appliances, our neighbors meter got blown up.  Terrible!! 

We are now filing a claim with the DWP.  Will keep you posted!

Comment by Orli Belman on May 7, 2013 at 2:51pm

Let me know if you need a place to shower. We have hot water at our house.

Comment by Robyn Osborne Paris on May 7, 2013 at 2:34pm

Great! I will definitely use that form. Thanks for sharing! My tankless heater is broken, our heat and air system isn't working, our oven display is fried and we have one fuse that is completely shot. TV, computers, fridge, etc are all fine. 

Comment by Carey Begbie Westerfield on May 7, 2013 at 12:34pm
Thanks for the info! Our water heater is busted and we assumed it was just a coincedence...guess not...
Comment by Orli Belman on May 7, 2013 at 12:20pm

Thanks for sharing this great info here Debra. I know lots of folks were and are impacted by this.

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