SANTA BARBARA Southern California Edison sent a mobile charging station to Santa Barbara on Sunday as a precaution in the event of a power shutoff.
The station was located at the Eastside Library and equipped with more than 40 cellphone charging ports, laptop charging ports. Free cookies, chips and water also were provided.
According to a report from the Santa Barbara Police Department, the station remained in place until 5 p.m. Sunday.
A similar station was sent to Casitas Plaza in Carpinteria
Potential high winds caused Edison officials to send out a power shutoff warning effective Friday through Sunday.
Impact areas included Santa Barbara, Buena Vista Avenue in Montecito through parts of Summerland and to the intersection of Linden Avenue and State Route 192 in Carpinteria to the end of Toro Canyon Road.
Areas of Goleta also were under warning,m including the area between North Glen Annie Road and Ellwood Canyon Road, San Napoli Drive, Salisbury Avenue and Brandon Drive, and on the northern side of Calle Real and Highway 101.
National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said a high wind advisory ran until 10 p.m. Sunday for the South Coast, including Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria.
Ms. Hoxie said winds were forecasts at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the foothills.
“We have this high pressure from the northeast and low pressure off the coast that’s pushing those winds offshore,” said Ms. Hoxsie.
“It’s what we’d categorize as a weak to moderate weather event.”
She added that NWS models predict a similar wind event for later this week.