Getting prepared for a PG&E blackout

Action News Now spoke with locals who did not seem prepared for PG&E's new public safety power shutoff.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 5:36 PM
Updated: Jun 5, 2019 10:28 AM

CHICO, Calif. - As part of its new public safety power shut off program, PG&E is adding more precautionary measures to reduce wildfires. If extreme fire conditions threaten an electricity system, your power could be turned off.

The county recommends keeping a supply kit with bottled water, non-perishable foods, extra batteries to charge up devices, and any important medication. 

Click here to learn more about PG&E's recommendations for an emergency preparedness kit. 

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Light scattered showers are on tap for the start of your Thursday, and I'm tracking heavier rain ahead from Thursday afternoon through mid day Friday. We'll have a lull in our wet pattern late Friday through early Saturday, but even heavier rain and snow will return this weekend and persist into next week. Major travel impacts will be possible across northern California from this wet weather.
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