For possible future power outages, keep in mind that…

As temperatures rise across the State of California, PG&E may conduct rolling blackouts or experience equipment failure. If an outage were to occur again, here are some tips for you to follow:

  • Keep your freezers and refrigerators closed – refrigerators keep food cold about 4 hours and full freezers maintain coldness for about 48 hours.
  • Do not use your oven or gas stove to heat your home.
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to prevent damage from a power surge.
  • Take an inventory of all items which require electricity.
  • Plan for batteries or other alternate power sources.
  • Purchase a flashlight for each member of the household.
  • It is required that all homes have carbon monoxide detectors – place additional detectors in central areas of the home.
  • Keep stoves, generators, and grills at least 20 ft from windows when possible.
  • The California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CalFire) recommends individuals to stay at least 10 ft away from power lines or other electrical installations during an outage.


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