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Portion Of Danville May Go Dark Wednesday


From the Town of Danville:

Dry conditions and high winds have increased the chances of a potential wildfire situation, prompting PG&E to institute a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that will affect an estimated 1,850 Danville homes.

The PSPS event is set to begin between 6;00 – 8:00 p.m. Oct. 14, 2020 with residents affected in the area near Diablo Road. According to PG&E’s website, power restoration is expected to begin at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020.  To determine if your residence will be affected by the PSPS, go to  https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/addresslookup/

Preparing for a PSPS event:

·         Plan for medical needs, like devices that use batteries/require power or medications that need to be refrigerated. Visit PG&E’s Medical Baseline Program page for more information about the program, resources available, and how to apply.  

·         Fuel up vehicles 

·         Charge mobile devices 

·         Prepare backup charging methods for phones or other devices 

·         Keep hard copies of emergency numbers 

·         Create or restock a home emergency kit that includes fresh batteries, flashlights, cash, and first aid supplies. The www.bereadysrv.org web site has checklists and other ideas for preparing for an emergency 

·         Know how to manually open your garage door 

·         Plan for the needs of your pets 

·         Unplug electronics or install a surge protector 

·         Ensure backup generators are ready and safe to use 

·         Sign up for emergency alert notifications:  

o    PG&E PSPS Alerts 

o    CCC Community Warning System  Phone 925-655-0111 

o    Nixle: Text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts  

·         For additional wildfire and emergency preparedness tips, visit: 

o    www.bereadysrv.org 

·         PG&E has also established a Safety Action Center web page in order to provide  helpful information about wildfire risks and what you can do before, during and after an emergency to keep your family safe.

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