With the potential of heavy winds and rain on the forefront, Pacific Gas and Electric staff wants to warn customers of the likelihood of unintended power outages. PG and E spokesperson, Brandi Ehlers, says it is a good idea to prepare ahead of the storm.
Also if you come across downed power lines treat them as if they are live.
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P G and E’s notification technology has improved outage updates but Ehlers says they don’t mind hearing from customers.
The weather forecast is for rain and wind to pick up on Wednesday.
PG&E’s 24-Hour Emergency and Customer Service Line: 1-800-743-5002
Customers with generator should make sure they are properly installed by a licensed electrician. Improperly installed generators pose a significant danger to our crews.
Unplug or turn off all electric appliances to avoid overloading circuits and fire hazards when power is restored. Simply leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns. Turn your appliances back on one at a time when conditions return to normal.
If you lose power overnight, you can call PG&E to request a wake-up call. We’ll be happy to give you a wake-up call, as well as up-to-date information on your outage and time of restoration.