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Program: PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF - PG&E

Agency: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY


Resource Number: 63684762
Alternate name: PSPS; PGE

Description

WHEN A POWER SHUTOFF HAPPENS go to this page for updates:
https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-event.page
If this link does not work it may be due to extremely high volume. 211 is monitoring the situation and will update if this link changes.

For translated support in over 200 additional languages, please call PG&E at 833-208-4167.


Scroll down that page (link) to find locations of Community Resource Centers where devices can be charged and other COVID-safe services may be available.

To get to that same page people can also put "pge power shutoff" into the search engine on their phone, bring up the PG&E page, and click the button to "Get Current Information."

Look up your address and see an outage maphttps://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/

Weather awareness, zone map, definition of terms for PSPS potential (not expected, elevated, PSPS watch, PSPS warning) - 
pge.com/weather


FOOD SAFETY DURING A POWER SHUTOFF
https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/food-safety-during-power-outage

PREPARING FOR A POWER SHUTOFF
PG&E may decide to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
The Public Safety Power Shutoff website, https://prepareforpowerdown.com/, has info on the following:
  • What can I do to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?
  • What if I’m dependent on electricity for a medical device?
  • What can I expect if a Public Safety Power Shutoff is going to occur?
  • When will a Public Safety Power Shutoff occur? - SEE INFO BELOW
  • How long will it take before power is restored?
  • Additional Preparedness Resources
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Visit pge.com/wildfiresafety | Phone: 1-866-743-6589

WHEN WILL A PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF OCCUR?
PG&E makes the decision to turn off power by monitoring local fire danger conditions across California and taking into consideration a combination of weather and environmental factors. These may include, but are not limited to:
·HIGH WINDS AND HIGH WIND GUSTS
·LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS
·DRY VEGETATION that could serve as fuel for a wildfire
·FIRE THREAT to electric infrastructure
·REAL-TIME OBSERVATIONS by on-the-ground field experts
·RED FLAG WARNING declared by the National Weather Service



Program Phones:
877-660-6789Toll free

Website: pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/

Program Information
 
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA -Statewide

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Adults Teens Children Families Females Males
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA -Statewide


Custom fields
LocationNevada County; Placer County; Tahoe/Truckee
Record OwnerNevada County; Placer County
Categorized as:
Utility Service Providers
Food Safety Education
General Disaster Preparedness Information
Wildland Fire Preparedness Information
Disaster Related Shelter Services
People Experiencing a Power Outage


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Verification

Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 11/3/2020
Last Verified By: 211
 





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