Soledad Canyon RV and Camping Resort, a Thousand Trails resort in Acton, Calif., closed Thursday (Oct. 31) afternoon, forcing the evacuation of an estimated 240 guests and members, according to the Valley Press.
“There’s no power and our water is depleted. We can’t give our services to anyone,” resort Manager Brian Kuchenbecker said.
The resort was left without power for two days and counting as part of Southern California Edison’s preventative shut-offs. Known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff, Edison shuts off the power during periods of high fire risk as a means of preventing fires from starting from downed and damaged lines.
As of 4:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Southern California Edison’s website indicated a Public Safety Power Shutoff was in effect affecting 43,167 customers in five counties, including 9,385 customers in Los Angeles County. The Public Safety Power Shutoff affected rural customers in Acton, Agua Dulce, and Leona Valley.
Thousand Trails is operated by Equity LifeStyle Properties. The company brought Porta Potties in for its customers to use; however, without any power the campground’s wells cannot be used and officials were forced to close it.
Equity LifeStyle Properties is about to start a multi-million renovation of the campground.
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