Public Safety Power Shutoff Preparedness Tips

 

  • Update your contact information with PG&E.  Visit pge.com/mywildfirealerts or call 866-743-6589.
  • PSPS ZIP Code Alerts (for non-account holders)
  • Sign up for Calaveras County Alert to receive updates about emergency notifications.
  • Review PG&E's website to learn more about preparing you and your family for these events.
  • Learn more about preparing for a PSPS event at www.prepareforpowerdown.com.
  • Plan for power outages with resources from www.ready.gov.
  • Review the Department of Energy's generator safety and usage guidelines and PG&E's backup generator guide and resources.
  • Extended power outages associated with PSPS events may impact the whole county. Take an inventory now of the items you need that rely on electricity.
  • Plan for batteries and other alternatives to meet your needs when the power goes out.
  • Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.
  • Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.
  • Review your supplies that are available in case of no power. Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member. Have enough nonperishable food and water.  Prepare an emergency supply kit.
  • Install Carbon Monoxide detectors with battery backup in central locations on every level of your home.
  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours. Monitor temperatures with a thermometer. Use coolers with ice during a prolonged power outage.