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Angels Camp Police Department
Wednesday June 26th, 2019 :: 08:18 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Before an Outage- Tips to Prepare for Potential PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs

PRESS RELEASE

June 26, 2019

SUBJECT: Before an Outage- Tips to Prepare for Potential PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs

CONTACT: Melissa Eads, City Administrator, Tel. (209)736-2181/melissaeads@angelscamp.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Angels Camp reminds our community that it is important to be prepared and have a plan for PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program (PSPS). Prepare for outages that may occur at any time and may last several days. Visit www.prepareforpowerdown.com for detailed information about preparing for power outages.

PG&E offers the following tips to prepare for a power outage before you lose power:

• Confirm or update your contact information with PG&E. PG&E will send notification to the contact they have on file in advance of a shutoff, when possible. pge.com/mywildfirealerts
• Create a safety plan for all members of your family, including pets. A PSPS can happen at any time, day or night, due to changing weather conditions.
• Prepare an emergency supply kit. Include enough water and nonperishable food to last your household one week. Don’t forget food for your pets.
• Determine if your landline will work during an outage. Keep a mobile phone as a backup.
• Keep mobile phones and other devices charged.
• If you have a generator, make sure it’s ready to operate safely.
• Have flashlights available for your household. Avoid using candles.
• Have a battery-powered or crank radio.
• Stock up on the right batteries for items you rely on. Include two extra sets in various sizes.
• Keep cash on hand and a full tank of gas. ATMs and gas stations may not be available during an outage.
• Learn how to manually open your garage door or any other door that operates with electricity.
• Talk with your manager if you live or work in a building that uses electronic key card access to understand how to deal with a possible multi-day outage.

PG&E’s outages will occur in response to localized weather conditions and may not be fully known until the day of the event. The decision to turn off the power and the speed at which it is restored is planned and managed solely by PG&E. Citizens need to prepare for being without power for several days. PG&E will attempt to notify customers of PSPS outages through calls, texts, and emails using the contact information that PG&E has on file. Be sure your contact information is up-to-date with PG&E at pge.com/mywildfirealerts.

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PG&E RESOURCES

Go to pge.com for:

• Public Safety Power Shutoff Program
• Wildfire Safety
• Sign up for PG&E Wildfire Alerts
• Emergency Preparedness Kit
• Prepare for a Power Outage
• Public Safety Power Shutoff Fact Sheet
• PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Policies and Procedures


ADDITIONAL PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES

• ready.gov – Disaster preparedness information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
readyforwildfire.org – CAL FIRE’s wildfire preparedness website
• cpuc.ca.gov/wildfiresinfo – Information on the CPUC’s wildfire safety efforts
• caloes.ca.gov – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website
cafiresafecouncil.org – California Fire Safe Council website

Address/Location
Angels Camp Police Department
200 Monte Verda St
Angels Camp, CA 95222

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-736-2567

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