Preparedness Tips for Power Shutoffs
Many Northern California communities have been impacted by PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) throughout the last month.
When PSPS plans are announced, we work with PG&E toidentify facilities located in potential outage areas and implement preparedness protocols to minimize potential impacts. Sutter is also able to leverage the strength of our integrated network to help keep patientsconnected to care.
As additional shutoffs are announced, or you prepare forcolder winter weather, consider these personal preparedness tips to help safelymanage power outages.
- Make sure you and your family are prepared for an outage at home, helpful information can be found at: prepareforpowerdown.com
- Have emergency supplies, food and water.
- Consider a backup plan for your refrigerated and frozen foods. Buy ice at the grocery store and place needed items and prescriptions in coolers.
- Have a plan for child and pet care, should school or work places be affected, or your normal schedule change.
- Fill up your gas tank in advance of known power outages.
- Allow for extra travel time as traffic signals may be out, and limit travel when possible.
- Be cautious when using open flame light/heating sources and generators, as they can be dangerous.
- If you receive home healthcare support, ensure your provider has contact information to reach you, as well as your emergency contacts.
Find out more about the shutoffs at pge.com or call PG&E at (866) 743-6589