EL CENTRO â€” The Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Board of Directors adopted two Emergency Resolutions Wednesday that enables the district to be reimbursed by the California Governorâ€™s Office of Emergency Services for hours worked and material expenses used to repair all damaged energy systems related to the recent storms of July 31 and August 3 in Imperial County.
The two storms produced high winds, heavy rain, and lightning that caused damages and outages. Approximately 50 power poles were downed that included transmission and distribution lines.
â€œWeâ€™d like to thank San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern Cal Edison for their mutual aid help they supplied for the two storms that came through the Valley,â€ said Director Jim Hanks. â€œIt was one of our main lines that brings in about 100 megawatts. I would also like to thank staff for working around the clock to get everyoneâ€™s power back on.â€
The monetary total of the extensive damage has yet to be determined. Staff will document all hours worked, materials used, and vehicle information to compile costs.