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PG&E introduces high-fire danger blackout plan

During the Summer, PG&E is implementing its public safety 'Power Shut Off' Plan to areas with high fire danger.

Posted: May 17, 2019 3:20 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - During the Summer, PG&E is implementing its public safety 'Power Shut Off' Plan to areas with high-fire danger.

With extreme weather conditions changing rapidly, PG&E says the goal is to provide 48 hour notice before shutting off power.

Customers will receive messages through phone calls, emails and text messages.

"When they first started, I was kind of worried about people that have medical needs that are on oxygen machines and stuff like that," said David Ullman, a Paradise evacuee. "Now I think its going to have to be the future of California when we have these bad winds and these fires."

PG&E said people should be prepared for multiple days of power outages.

With plans by PG&E to alert customers before actually shutting off the power, people in Paradise told Action News Now they remember recieving those same messages days before the Camp Fire.

Those who are in the high-fire danger areas are reccomeneded to have a bag packed and ready to go with food, water, medications, flashlights and batteries.

PG&E suggests to have multiple evacuation routes planned, as well as a personal saftey plan for family members and pets.

To find out if your contact information with the company is up to date, CLICK HERE.

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