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Jenny Tan
Communications Coordinator
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
E-mail:  jenny.tan@yolocounty.org

Information and Tips During Power Outages

Post Date:10/29/2019 11:59 AM

Press Release

Information and Tips During Power Outages

(Woodland, CA) – Due to gusty winds and red flag warnings, residents have experienced, and continue to experience, unanticipated power outages and scheduled Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).

The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has been working with local cities, fire departments, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency, and others to assist residents during these events, including:

In this upcoming PSPS event that runs October 29-30, approximately 530 Yolo County customers will be impacted that live in the areas west of Winters and in the Capay Valley. PG&E will be contacting impacted residents via telephone, text and email.

PG&E will have a Community Resource Center (CRC) available at the PG&E Gas Safety Academy in Winters, located at 1 PG&E Way in Winters, starting October 30 at 8:00 a.m. with restrooms, bottled water, electronic device charging, A/C, and seating.

Residents not in the PSPS event may still experience unanticipated power outages and can report them to PG&E’s 24-hour power outage information center at: 1-800-743-5002.

Residents can prepare for a power outage with the following tips:

  • Identify back up charging methods for phones or devices
  • Build/Restock emergency kits
  • Update contact information with PG&E at: http://pge.com/mywildfirealerts
  • Sign up for alerts with Yolo County at: http://yolo-alert.org
  • Talk with your doctor to plan for medications, medical devices or mobility needs
  • Check-in on friends, family and neighbors

Residents that are experiencing a power outage can:

  • Report unanticipated power outages to PG&E at: 1-800-743-5002
  • Use generators outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics
  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed
  • Check on family and neighbors

PG&E has had multiple PSPS events during the month of October including the most recent shutoff that started October 26, where in a 24-hour time period, fire departments throughout Yolo County responded to more than 400 incidences, including vegetation and structure fires, fallen trees, downed power lines, and more.

For more information about Yolo County’s Office of Emergency Services, including power outages, visit: www.YoloCounty.org/OES.

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