***Last updated 10/11/19, 1:35pm***
10/7/19, Important message from Shasta County HHSA Public Health Branch Emergency Preparedness: PG&E has announced a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event for early morning Wednesday until midday on Thursday of this week. They are currently tracking a significant wind event. This has been updated to be a wide spread event of possibly up to 39 counties including Shasta.
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.
- Twitter: twitter.com/PGE4Me
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/pacificgasandelectric
- Twitter: twitter.com/ReddingElectric
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