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FAQ Topic: How You Can Prepare for a PSPS

What if I need Electricity and Battery-Dependent Assistive Technology and Medical Devices?

Update your contact information with PG&E at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or call 1-866-743-6589. Follow FEMA’s recommendations in its Power Outage Information Sheet. Review and update the American with Disabilities Act’s Emergency Power Planning Checklist every 6 months Medical Condition Specific Preparedness Plans Emergency Information: AFN Communication How to Prepare for and Handle Power Outages Emergency Power Planning … Continued

Outdoor Grills

It is anticipated that many backyard barbecue’s will be in use during a power outage. Please exercise extreme caution during these times of elevated fire risk and keep safety in mind when setting up, using and cleaning your BBQ grill. Unattended cooking remains the number one cause of fires and fire related injuries in San … Continued

Portable Emergency Generators

Tips for the use of portable, gas-powered emergency generator equipment: Store flammable liquids only in D.O.T. and OSHA approved safety containers, in a well-ventilated environment and not in any space that contains gas appliances such as water heaters and furnaces, or any device that creates a spark. Approved safety containers can be 5 gallons maximum … Continued

Candles

Never leave open flames, including candles, unattended Assure you have working smoke alarms in your home Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets Do not burn candles on or near combustible materials Open outdoor burning is prohibited during Red Flag warnings and extreme fire weather conditions

How the Community Can Prepare For a PSPS

One of the key calls to action is for PG&E customers to update their contact information at their earliest convenience to help PG&E notify them in the event of a possible PSPS: Update contact info with PG&E online or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours to receive alerts directly from PG&E through automated calls, … Continued

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