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Prepare Yourself for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

Post Date:06/21/2019 2:30 PM

Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E has expanded its Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks. This includes expanding its Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines that pass through high fire-threat areas.

The expanded program means that even if Sausalito is not directly threatened by a wildfire in Southern Marin, Sausalito residents may be without power for an extended period if our power comes from a line that passes through an area experiencing extreme fire danger conditions.

Because extreme weather can last for several days, PG&E suggests that customers prepare for outages that could last longer than 48 hours. Here are recommended ways to prepare for a multi-day outage:
  • Sign up for fire alerts at pge.com/mywildfirealerts
  • Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies, and cash
  • Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers
  • Learn how to manually open your garage door
  • If you choose to get a backup generator, ensure it's ready to safely operate
When possible, PG&E will provide customers with advance notice prior to turning off the power. If power is turned off, PG&E will provide updates until power is restored.

Any questions about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program may be directed to (866) 743-6589 or wildfiresafety@pge.com.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF PROGRAM

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