A Message from PG&E
For public safety, we may turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.” When possible, we will email, phone, or text customers who will be impacted, before we turn off power.
If a safety shutoff becomes necessary, we will post updates regularly before and during the event. Learn whether your address may be impacted, the time power is expected to be turned off, the estimated time of restoration and more.
Do you depend on electricity for medical needs?
Be ready to act if PG&E notifies you that a shutoff is possible. Keep emergency phone numbers handy and consider staying with a friend or relative during an outage. Check with local authorities regarding available resources, and learn more here.
What to do before and during an outage
- Have key supplies on hand
- Flashlights for the household
- Battery-powered or crank radio
- Batteries in various sizes
- Mobile phone as backup if your landline will not work
- Cash and a full tank of gas
- Follow important safety tips
- Have an emergency plan in place, including pets
- Avoid using candles during an outage
- Know how to manually open your garage or any electric door
- Unplug or turn off appliances & electronics to avoid damage when power is restored
- Check on your neighbors
- Take precautions when using a generator
- Follow all instructions
- Test before using
- Position where exhaust can vent safely
- Do not run a portable generator in the rain
- Do not store fuel inside the house