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Storm Watch - Call 911 for Downed Lines
The National Weather Service is predicting that rain and snow showers are likely, mainly before 10 pm. Snow level could be 600 feet lowering to 200 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Northwest wind between 7 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Your safety is PG&E's first concern. If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and keep yourself and others away. Call 911 immediately to report the location of the downed line then 1.800.743.5002, PG&E's 24-Hour Emergency and Customer Service line. During and after a storm, please keep away from flooded areas and downed trees, as these areas could be hiding an energized power line.
When preparing for potential power outages, rely on a ready disaster kit. Have batter-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batters ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages. If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication - have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a back up.
Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.
Use battery-operated flashlights, not candles. Customers with generators should make sure they are properly installed and maintained. 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.
Before calling PG&E about a power outage, check to see if other neighbors are affected. This would confirm if an outage has occurred in just your residence or within your neighborhood area. To report a power outage, call 1.800.743.5002. Once reported, you can get a status report of the outage via the same contact phone number.
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