Prepare for a Power Outage
In the event of a power outage, there are a few things to remember to stay safe:
Power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out. A power outage may:
- Disrupt communications, water, and transportation;
- Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services;
- Cause food spoilage; and
- Prevent use of medical devices.
It's important to be prepared for a power outage and to know where to find information. Below are resources and important information to help you and your family prepare for before a power outage, during an outage, and after an outage.
When the Power Goes Out
Keep Food as Safe as Possible
Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills
Public Safety Power Shutoff
What is PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff Program?
If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system serving Santa Rosa, PG&E may proactively turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
- PG&E will only proactively turn off the power to help reduce the likelihood of an ignition when extreme fire danger conditions are forecasted.
- Customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to be affected, but any of PG&E’s electric customers, including residents who live in the City of Santa Rosa, could have their power shut off if their community relies upon a line that passes through a high fire-threat area.