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Power Outages & Downed Power Lines Safety Tips


Power Outages/Downed Power Lines

Residents are advised of possible downed trees and power lines. Report downed power lines by calling 9-1-1 and PGE at 1-800-743-5002. Stay away from the downed powerlines and assume they are energized and dangerous. 

Here are some tips:

·       Check to make sure you have batteries, fully charged back-up battery packs for your devices, and a battery powered radio.

·       Recharge your laptop computer, cell phone, and other mobile devices as a precaution against a power outage.

·       Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member.

·       Freeze water bottles or bags of water for food storage if the power goes out.

·       Have enough nonperishable food and water.

·       Make sure you can open your garage door if the power goes out.

If the power goes out:

·       Do not call 9-1-1 unless you are having a life-threatening emergency.

·       Call (800) 743-5000 or check the PG&E Outage Map for updates. 

·       Monitor local news for information and updates - local AM radio stations are a good source of information

·       Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.

·       Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.

·       Do not use a gas stove to heat your home.

·       Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.

·       Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.

·       If safe, go to an alternate location for heat. 

·       Check on your neighbors.

If you see a downed power line call 911 immediately AND (800) 743-5002. For more safety information about downed power lines click here.

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