A Flex Alert is a call for consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity when there is a predicted shortage of energy supply, especially if the grid operator needs to dip into reserves to cover demand. When consumers reduce electricity use at critical times, it can prevent more dire emergency measures, including possible power outages. Who Issues A Flex Alert? A Flex Alert is issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO), a nonprofit, public benefit corporation t
A heat wave is upon us here in the Bay Area. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and high temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior and create health hazards for residents.
The National Weather service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills, but the hot, dry weather will be throughout the region. For this reason the San Jose Fire Department is making the following recommendations: Avoid strenuous outdoor act