***Last updated 10/11/19, 2:05pm***
10/7/19, Important message from TEHAMA ALERT: PG&E is expecting to shut down power to many areas of Tehama County starting as early as midnight between October 8th and 9th. The power shut down is due to a major wind event. The power may be down as long as five days as the event continues and inspections will be done. The following areas of Tehama County are expected to be effected: Red Bluff North, Bend, Bowman, Lake California, Dales Station, Paynes Creek, Manton, Mineral, Rancho Tehama, Henleyville, Flournoy, Paskenta. To get a more accurate map of the event check the PG&E website. Monitor your local news to receive weather updates as the wind event moves into our area. Make sure you have enough water and non-perishable food stored for the duration of the event.
PG&E Power Outage Information and Updates:
- 10/10/19, Since pge.com has been experiencing performance issues due to high volume, please use PG&E’s alternate website for power restoration news: storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/16f9f52a1a874fa79fc1cc955d4de5a7
- Outage map: critweb-outage.pgealerts.com
- PGE.com information: www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-event.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_pspsupdates
- PGE.com FAQ: www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-power-shutoff-faq.page
- Planning for Durable Medical Equipment during an outage: 2019DurableMedicalEquipmentTips
Community Resource Center:
- PG&E has opened a Customer Resource Center at Shasta College in Redding (11555 Old Oregon Trail) starting Wednesday at 8am. They will have it open daily 8am-6pm until further notice. For those experiencing a power outage, this is a place one can hang out, charge electronic devices, and make use of the provided bottled water and restrooms.
- Transportation: Lyft has activated their Wheels For All program to help those in affected power outage areas move to and from designated resource centers. Rides can be accessed using the code POWERRELIEF19, valid for 2 rides up to $15 each, from now until Tuesday, 10/15, at 11:59pm while rides are available. Use the Lyft app or call 2-1-1 to schedule a ride.
STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE AN OUTAGE
- Confirm or update your contact information with PG&E. They will send notifications to the contacts they have on file in advance of a shutoff, when possible.
- Create a safety plan for all members of your family, including pets. A Public Safety Power Shutoff can happen at any time of 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. Be sure to refresh your kit once a year.
- Determine if your landline will work during an outage. Keep a mobile phone as 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 or any other door that operates with electricity.
- Talk with your building manager if you live or work in a building that has elevators or electronic key card access to understand how they will deal with a possible multi-day outage