SoCal Sizzles Under Triple Digit Heat — Steve Kuzj Reports

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It was a sticky, sweltering 103 degrees in parts of Los Angeles County, Monday. It’s an uncomfortable way to start the week, but for the Peeler family it was unbearable. Their power is out.

It’s completely black,” mother and homeowner April Peeler said. “All of our food is wasting. We’re pretty upset about it.

The power to the Peeler’s kitchen, living room, their whole house has been cut off for hours and hours.

They’re worried about their little girl’s health in the hot weather.

“It’s just frustrating,” father Robert Peeler said. “It’s 100 degrees outside, you come home from a long day’s work and sweat.”

South California Edison says a problem with their underground equipment caused the power loss to thousands in Diamond Bar Sunday night. That trouble continued Monday when technicians realized the problem was worse than they thought.

Around the Peeler’s home, their whole community is in the dark. The outage is wide-spread.

The “cold drinks” aren’t so cold inside one Diamond Bar convenience store. While the industrial coolers are off, thousands of dollars of food, snacks, and merchandise is spoiling and melting away.

While the power is out, school is out at Diamond Bar High School. It’s like a ghost town on the campus.

KTLA 5 News just spoke with SCE to get the latest updates They say power will likely not be back on until 2 a.m. Tuesday

Many told KTLA they’re not waiting.  They’re checking into hotels.

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