PG&E Be Prepare for Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS)
PG&E: BE PREPARED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFFS (PSPS)
Do you know where to go for PSPS updates? PG&E has important information at this link: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/wildfire-safety.page?cid=em_PSPS_PSPSMonthlyNL_20200722_WildfireSafety_email_na_n
Customers can get updates on outages in their neighborhood through a variety of ways:
• Check on outages in your area and sign up for alerts via text, email or phone call for power restoration updates at https://m.pge.com/#outages or https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outages/map/
• Contact PG&E’s outage information line at 1-800-743-5002.
• Log-in to your account through pge.com and sign up to receive proactive outage alerts through email, text or phone.
Customer Storm Preparedness Tips
• PG&E encourages customers to have a plan, prepare for power outages and above all else, stay safe.
• Have flashlights, radios and fresh batteries ready, and know where to go for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
• If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work, such as a cordless phone or answering machine, plan to have a standard telephone or cellular phone ready as a backup.
• Secure outdoor furniture, lightweight yard structures and decorative lawn items that can be blown by high winds to prevent them from damaging overhead power lines and property.
• If you have a stand-by generator, make sure that its installed safely and inform PG&E to avoid risking damage to your property and endangering PG&E workers. Information on the safe installation of generators can be found on their website at www.pge.com/generator.
How to Charge your Phone and Laptop During Extended PSPSs
TCSD will offer charging stations for your use during extended PSPSs. The map below shows 4 charging stations. They will be activated in order 1-4 should Tam Valley loose electricity for an extended period of time. Please call 415.388.6393 for more information. While using all TCSD provided charging stations, wearing a mask and social distancing must be observed, and residents need to bring their own hand sanitizer.
1) Power strips and table(s) will be near “Service Vehicles Only” sign outside the back gate. Park in the community center parking lot at 203 Marin Avenue.
2) Power strips will be near the bench outside TCSD office front door at 305 Bell Lane. Park on Bell Lane.
3) Power strips and table will be placed near the side entrance to the Tam Valley Community Center at 203 Marin Avenue. Park in the community center parking lot.
4) Power strips and tables will be placed under the portico near the main entrance to the Tam Valley Community Center at 203 Marin Avenue. Park in the community center parking lot.
Locations 3 & 4 need TCSD staff to switch to generator power; this will be done if staff is available and locations 1 & 2 are full.
What Goes in Your "Go-Bag"?
Assemble an emergency kit in advance and keep it easily accessible. Kits could include these items for every family member, especially children, the elderly, and disabled family members who may require more time to prepare when an evacuation is ordered or advised.
- Bandana, N95 respirator, goggles, leather gloves
- Water bottles and food
- Map marked with two evacuation routes (if possible)
- Prescription medications
- Change of clothing – wear cotton or wool, in bright colors, firefighters wear yellow for visibility, you should too! (*)
- Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
- Extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash
- First aid kit
- Flashlight and headlamp with spare batteries
- Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
- Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, insurance policies, etc.)
- Pet food and water, leashes, pet supplies and medications
- Spare chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.
- Sanitation supplies
Items to take only if time allows:
- Easily carried valuables
- Family photos and other irreplaceable items
- Personal computer and digital information backups on hard drives and/or disks
(*) During winter, swap clothing out for synthetic fabrics and rain-gear to allow safe (warm, dry) evacuation during storms.