Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
A Public Safety Power Shutoff is preventative system that utility companies use when they predict extreme weather conditions that could cause a fire Among many other weather conditions, wind and trees can interfere with electrical transmission and distribution lines, which can ignite fires. While an extreme weather condition may not be occurring in your area, you should still be on the alert in case you are impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
School Closure Considerations
Information for Local educational agencies (LEAs) to consider when making a school closure decision.
Cal OES - Power Safety Shutoff
How to prepare for a shutoff.
Cal OES Facts Sheet
Facts sheet on being prepared for shutoff from the California Office of Emergency Services.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Power Outage
Information on what you need to know for when the power unexpectedly goes out.
Energy.gov - Generator Safety
General safety and usage guidelines for using backup generator.
PG&E Safety Power Shutoff
Power Shutoff to promote wildfire safety.
Power outage safety information.
Ready.gov - Kids
Power outage safety information for kids
Options for Consideration in the Face of Wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoff
From State Water Resources Control Board via Maven's Notebook
Safety tips to react to a power shutoff during a natural disaster.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food Safety
Information on keeping food safe during an emergency.