Community Roundtables Addressing Wildfire Risk

Recent wildfires throughout California have proven to be catastrophic. In San Diego, we have had the driest start to winter since records began in 1850, dramatically increasing the potential for wildfire. Our preparedness efforts and agency collaborations have made the region much more resilient, but there is more we can do to protect our communities from wildfire. 

SDG&E, the American Red Cross and 2-1-1 San Diego are inviting residents living in high fire-risk areas to share their feedback on how de-energizing power during extreme weather conditions affect their homes and businesses. We will also provide more information on how weather impacts the electric grid, and how our operations personnel evaluate field conditions when making the tough decision to shut off power to protect public safety. These are the remaining four of six roundtables being held.

Four Upcoming Roundtables

Friday, March 16, 2-4:30 p.m.
Descanso Town Hall
24536 Viejas Grade Rd, Descanso
Valley Center
Friday, March 23, 5-7:30 p.m.
Harrah's Resort Event Center
777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center
Friday, March 30, 5-7:30 p.m.
Ramona Community Center
434 Aqua Lane, Ramona
Warner Springs
Friday, April 6, 4-6:30 p.m.
Warner Springs High School, Cafeteria
30951 Highway 79, Warner Springs


  • Open House (for first half hour) with experts from American Red Cross, 211 and SDG&E
  • Welcome and introductions
  • American Red Cross, Ray Chaney, Crisis Communications Director
    • latest in preparedness efforts and regional collaboration
  • SDG&E Meteorology, Steve Vanderburg, Senior Meteorologist
    • highlights advances in weather technology and how we all can be better informed
  • Community feedback, suggestions, requests
  • Public comment