Hundreds of thousands of San Diegans are sitting in the dark and stifling heat, victims of an unprecedented blackout that turned off power to 1.4 million SDG&E customers. From Ensenada to Orange County to Arizona, the power is just starting to come back on. It could be out through Saturday, San Diego Gas & Electric reports.

The scope of this blackout isn’t like anything that we’ve experienced here before.

So what can you expect from us during this incident? We’ve been tweeting key links, stories, insights and observations through our Twitter account — as much as our cell phone batteries and networks allowed. Go there if you haven’t: www.twitter.com/voiceofsandiego

We haven’t been and won’t be a source of breaking news updates. During a major event like this, KOGO AM 600 and other outlets do that best, so we’ll leave that to them.

We will be tracking Friday and in coming days the explanations for what happened. Like you, we want to know what happened and why and what can be done to prevent it. The power doesn’t just turn off to 1.4 million people. Who is accountable? Who is responsible?

We can use your help. If you understand electrical transmission or have insights or questions our reporters should be asking, please send them our way. Email me at rob.davis@voiceofsandiego.org.

In the meantime, bear with us, stay safe and keep cool.

Rob Davis is a senior reporter at voiceofsandiego.org. You can contact him directly at rob.davis@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0529.

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Rob Davis was formerly a senior reporter for Voice of San Diego.

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