Power Outage Tips From PG&E

Power Outage Tips From PG&E 

With wet storms heading into the Mother Lode this weekend, PG&E reminds customers that power outages might occur. PG&E urges customers to stay safe during storms and remember the following safety tips: Always treat low hanging and downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. If you see damaged power lines or electrical equipment, call 911 immediately and then notify PG&E at 1-800-743-5002…..During a power outage, use battery-operated flashlights, and not candles, due to the risk of fire. If you must use candles, please keep them away from drapes, lampshades and small children. Do not leave candles unattended…..customers with generators should make sure they are properly installed by a licensed electrician in a well ventilated area. Improperly installed generators pose a significant danger to crews working on power lines….If you experience an outage, unplug or turn off all electrical appliances to avoid over loading circuits and to prevent fire hazards when power is restored. Simply leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns….Other tips can be found at pge.com/beprepared. Customers can also sign up for outage alerts or by checking the outage map on www.pge.com

Additional information