Public Safety Power Shutoff
Beginning with the 2019 wildfire season, PG&E is expanding their Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines that pass through high fire threat areas (both distribution and transmission). Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity, any of PG&E’s electric customers could have their power shut off.
For the latest on PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts, including tips to help prepare for wildfire season, please visit pge.com/wildfiresafety. To learn more about how to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff, please visit prepareforpowerdown.com. You can also view PG&E's Wildfire Safety Program Fact Sheet to learn how to be as prepared as possible.
- Have a personal and family plan in place for every member of your household (including pets)
- Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power (Find out if your pharmacy is open by checking the Rx Open website)
- Create/Restock your emergency supply kit (Go Bag)
- Identify charging methods (such as your car) for cell phones, radios, lights...etc
- Learn how to manually open your garage door
- Fill up vehicles with fuel
- If you own a backup generator, ensure it safely ready to operate
- Learn about food safety in a power outage
- Plan to have cash on hand
- Visit the Power Outages web page for more information, tips and resources about food safety, health conditions and more during a power outage.
What to Expect
- Traffic signals could be affected so stay vigilant and use caution while on roadways
- Napa County 24 hour emergency services will not be interrupted
- Contact your school district for information regarding their status
- Waste/Recycle services are expected to not be interrupted
- Water services are expected to not be interrupted
please note: If your home/business uses a water well (dependent on an electric water pump), a power supply (generator) will be needed
- PG&E will notify customers in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). To ensure you receive your alerts, you should update your contact information: Call: 1-866-743-6589 or visit the PG&E website..
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