To prevent the danger of wildfires in California, utilities are conducting planned safety power shutoffs (PSPS). Visit your utility company’s website for more info and to sign up for alerts. PG&E allows non-account holders to sign up for zip code alerts. Here are links to PSPS pages from the three largest companies:
If your community loses power due to a PSPS, the Department of Social Services encourages a courtesy notification to your local regional office*. All local regional offices have e-mail addresses which can be remotely accessed—click here for a list.
Planning for a PSPS
Here are some resources that provide basic safety tips and what to do before, during, and after a power outage:
- Things to Consider When Planning for a PSPS (Members Only)
- Ready.gov: Power Outages
- American Red Cross: Power Outage Safety
- Prepare for Power Down: Public Safety Power Shutoff
For resources to prepare for other types of emergencies, visit CALA’s Types of Emergencies webpage.
* In the case of specified incidents/occurrences, such as injuries, illnesses, or deaths related to the public safety power shutoff, licensees are required to notify to their local regional office.