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Posted on: October 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] PG&E confirmed plans to shutoff power to up to 32,000 in Napa County

PG&E has confirmed plans to shutoff power to up to 32,000 customers beginning late Tuesday night and in to Wednesday morning. PG&E should notify customers directly.

PG&E’s website is experiencing increased traffic and experiencing delays. However, for more information on PG&E and public safety power shutoffs, including whether your address will be directly affected visit: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-power-shutoff-faq.page.

For emergency preparedness information and Napa County maps, visit: www.readynapacounty.org

Napa County officials continue to monitor the situation and work with PG&E. Information will be shared via Nixle and the County’s social media platforms.

NEW: View a map of PG&E shutoff areas

Preparedness

  • Have a personal and family plan in place for every member of your household (including pets)
  • Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power
  • Create/Restock your emergency supply kit (Go Bag)
  • Identify charging methods (such as your car) for cell phones, radios, lights...etc
  • Learn how to manually open your garage door
  • Fill up vehicles with fuel
  • If you own a backup generator, ensure it safely ready to operate
  • Learn about food safety in a power outage
  • Plan to have cash on hand

What to Expect

  • Traffic signals could be affected so stay vigilant and use caution while on roadways
  • Napa County 24 hour emergency services will not be interrupted
  • Contact your school district for information regarding their status
  • Waste/Recycle services are expected to not be interrupted
  • Water services are expected to not be interrupted
    please note: If your home/business uses a water well (dependent on an electric water pump), a power supply (generator) will be needed

Notifications

  • PG&E will notify customers in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). To ensure you receive your alerts, you should update your contact information: Call: 1-866-743-6589 or Online.
  • Sign-up to receive communication from your local government agency. 

Food safety in a power outage:


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