PG&E warning, possible power outage for 800,000 California residents starting Oct 9
By 965koit on October 8, 2019
A wind advisory and red flag warning have PG&E officials considering cutting the power to about 800,000 California residents as a safety precaution to wildfire danger starting Wednesday morning October 9th at 5am.
At publication, this Red Flag Warning is in effect for all Bay Area counties except for San Francisco. Warning is in effect Wednesday October 9th 5am – Thursday October 10 5pm. Wind gusts are expected to reach 45-55 mph.
PG&E advises residents to be prepared, here are some ways you can get ready in case you lose power.
- Update your contact information with PG&E
- Create a safety plan with your loved ones
- Have an emergency kit ready to go (include items such as drinking water, nonperishable food, flashlights, portable chargers, first aid kits and cash, among others)
- Make sure you have a fully-charged mobile phone and adequate backup power available
- For those people with generators, make sure they’re working safely.
- Good idea to have a battery-powered or crank radio on hand
- Stock up on batteries to power various devices you may need to use
- Make sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas
- Park on the street or know how to manually open your garage door or any other doors that use electricity
- If you live or work in a building that requires electronic key access, check with your manager to figure out how they will handle an outage.