What do you need to do to prepare for possible loss of power?
Published: July 8, 2019
Here are 8 things you can do to start to get ready for the potential loss of power:
- Make sure PG&E has your current contact information. Update your contact information with PG&E
online or call
(866) 743-6589. If you have lifesaving medical equipment:
- Verify PG&E has you registered with their
Medical Baseline Allowance program.
- Plan to have back-up power sources for all critical medical needs (including refrigerated lifesaving medications), and
- Have pre-established connections with nearby family or neighbors to assist if needed.
- Have a back-up charging system for cell phones and keep devices fully charged at all times.
- Consider alternate power generation choices for your home or critical business systems. Be sure to follow all safety instructions for stand-alone power generators. See
Portable Generator Safety Tips for more information.
- Identify a place you can go to cool off, if necessary
- Keep some cash on hand (credit/debit stations, and ATMs may be without power).
- Check and update your emergency kit and supplies (include hard copies of critical information and life-saving prescriptions).
- Learn more about
Public Safety Power Shutoffs in your area and work with your neighbors to make sure everyone is ready.
- Stay informed during disasters and sign up for
Director of Emergency Management
Department of Emergency Management
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Sign up for Local Alerts for Local Emergencies
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