Recently, PG&E shut off power to an estimated 250,000 customers in the Bay Area to reduce the risk of fire. They then announced they would do it again, and estimated around 180,000 customers in 16 different counties could be affected. This could become very common going forward, so it’s important you are prepared in the event you’re affected in the future.
Are you unsure if your business or home will be affected by this power shutoff? Follow this link and enter your address to find out. You can also follow this link to PG&E’s website, where they post updates. Additionally, PG&E has set up an additional resource where they will post updates in the event that their website goes down. You can find that page here.
Below are some tips for both home and businesses on how to prepare for an outage, and what to do during one.