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Public Safety Power Shutoff

What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?


PG&E's 3-minute video explainer
Video Transcript


During extreme weather, or other extreme fire danger conditions, California’s utility companies, including PG&E, may need to turn off power to certain areas, to reduce the risk of wildfires.  These proactive power outages are known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS):
Statewide Fact Sheet (English)
Statewide Fact Sheet (Spanish)
PG&E’s Frequently Asked Questions
PG&E, more information for Spanish speakers
prepareforpowerdown.com (English)
prepareforpowerdown.com (Spanish)

Be Aware, Get Informed

While PG&E hopes to notify affected customers 48 hours in advance of any PSPS, fire threats and other extreme conditions can quickly change, and actual notice may be significantly less than 48 hours.

If PG&E and public officials do not have your current contact information, we may not be able to reach you.  We must be able to effectively alert you in any PSPS or disaster.  Sign up today!
Sign up for LakeCoAlerts
Sign up for Nixle 360 Alerts & Advisories
Update your PG&E Contact Information

Events & Meetings

PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House
July 18, 2019, 6-8pm
Willits Community Center
111 East Commercial St, Willits, CA

PG&E Wildfire Safety Informational Webinar

Be Prepared

Preparedness is particularly important for those with medical and other special needs.
Planning for Those with Electricity-Dependent Medical Needs
Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Safety for Individuals with Disabilities

Please Prepare Now.  Plan for your safety, and the safety of your loved ones.  Encourage and help your neighbors to prepare, as well.

Have a family emergency plan:
FEMA Family Emergency Plan (English)
Further FEMA planning tools, additional languages