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How to Prepare for Potential PG&E Power Outage

PG and E says that they might cut power to the Bay Area on either Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

Even if you do not live in a wildfire-affected area, you still might see the blackouts. PG and E wants to give 48-hour notice before a planned blackout, which could last approximately two to five days.

That opens up the conversation of what to do if your house is affected.

Prepare for a blackout with these tips

-Have a plan in place to get your car out of the garage.
-Have a full tank of gas.
-Have batteries and flashlights available. Candles are NOT a good idea.
-Have a stockpile of water and snacks ready to go. Don’t pick things that need to be refrigerated.
-The things in your freezer won’t defrost immediately.They will be good for up to 48 hours as long as the door is shut.
-Have a first aid kit and medications fully stocked.
-Have your pet carriers accessible in case you need to evacuate.
-Have a designated place for all important paperwork and items.
-Have cash available. ATMs might not be working.
-Have battery-powered fans.
-Invested in can openers, styrofoam coolers, and generators.
-Have extra batteries.

If a power line comes down in your neighborhood, follow these instructions.

What other tips have you used in past shutoffs? Let me know in the Facebook comments.
 
To get the latest on the possible shut off, listen to me on Nick and Kristen in the Morning show M-F from 5:30-10 am. Click here to listen
 
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