As we go into the summer months and the start of fire season, it’s a great time to review your family’s emergency communications plan, evacuation plan, and preparedness supplies to live without power for a few days. Start with these easy steps:
- Update your contact information with PG&E to receive notifications when a PSPS could impact your home or business. Visit pge.com/mywildfirealerts or call 1-866-743-6589 to update your contact information. If you’re not a PG&E account holder, you can sign up for ZIP Code alerts by calling 1-877-9000-PGE or texting “ENROLL” to 97633. More information about the tool is available at pge.com/pspszipcodealerts.
- Create or update your family communication plan to stay in touch during an event. For a template visit losaltosca.gov/communicationplan
- Make (or update) a “Go Bag” with basic supplies, important papers, and communication devices. For a list of what to include and view examples, visit losaltosca.gov/gobag And, visit PG&E’s website to get additional tips.
- If you have special energy needs due to qualifying medical conditions, sign up for PG&E’s Medical Baseline Program. (Due to COVID-19, customers may self-certify; no doctor note required at this time.) You’ll receive extra notifications in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff, as well as a lower rate on your monthly energy bill.
Disability Disaster Access and Resources
Visit https://disabilitydisasteraccess.org/power-safety-shutoff-resources-application/ if you are at risk of being adversely affected by a PSPS to apply for resources.
Visit the County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Management webpage For People with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) for resources to help enhance independence and readiness.