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Angels Camp Police Department
Tuesday October 8th, 2019 :: 04:51 p.m. PDT


During an Outage- Tips for PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs


October 8, 2019

SUBJECT: During an Outage- Tips for PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs

CONTACT: Teresa Johnson, Tel. (209)736-2181 /


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 an outage that may occur TONIGHT between midnight and 4:00 am and may last several days.

The City of Angels Camp offers the following tips during a power outage:

• Lock and secure all residences, outbuildings, businesses, etc. Alarm systems may not work during power outages.

• Secure, lock, and remove all valuables from your vehicles, boats, trailers, etc.

• Be aware of your surroundings. Call 911 to report emergencies. Report any non-emergency suspicious activity to law enforcement at (209) 754-6500.

• Plan ahead for any medical needs. If you or someone you know relies upon electricity for a medical need, a power outage can be life-threatening. If you know of someone that is medically dependent upon electricity, remember to check on them during power outages.

• During a power outage, minimize water usage to only critical health and safety needs to help the City of Angels Camp maintain service to its customers and reduce potential backups. Keep an emergency supply of drinking water available for people and pets.

PG&E offers the following tips during a power outage:

• Unplug or turn off appliances, equipment and electronic to avoid damage caused by surges when power is restored

• Leave a single lamp on to alert you when the power returns. Then, turn your appliances on, one at a time.

• Typically, your refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours and a full freezer will keep its temperature for about 48 hours, as long as the refrigerator and freezer doors are kept closed. Consider using coolers with ice to keep food cold and safe.

• Be sure to use generators, camp stoves, or charcoal grills outdoors only. Do not use a gas stove for heat.

• Check on your neighbors.

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



• Call 911 for emergencies. You can plug an analog phone into a phone jack and call 911 for emergency assistance even if you don’t have current landline phone service.

• Call (209) 754-6500 to report non-emergency incidents to the Police Department or Fire Department.

• Call (209)736-2541to report non-emergency water or sewer related incidents to the City of Angels Camp

• If unable to use a phone to request medical, fire, or assistance with a City service, respond to City Hall located at 584 South Main Street, Angels Camp or Angels Camp Fire Department at 1404 Vallecito Rd, Angels Camp for assistance.

• If you are able, respond to your local hospital for medical assistance.

• A community briefing will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 10:00 AM at Utica Park to give up-to-date information to the public regarding the City of Angels Camp’s response to the PSPS outage.


Go to 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


• – Disaster preparedness information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – CAL FIRE’s wildfire preparedness website
• – Information on the CPUC’s wildfire safety efforts
• – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website – California Fire Safe Council website

Angels Camp Police Department
200 Monte Verda St
Angels Camp, CA 95222

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

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