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Plan for an PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Dear Neighbors,

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. As we are in peak wildfire season, it's important to also be aware that a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) may occur at any time.

Did you know that you may be at risk of a power shutoff even if you do not live in a wildfire high risk area? High temperatures, extreme dryness and record-high winds have created conditions in our state where any spark at the wrong time and place can lead to a major wildfire.

To better prepare for an PSPS event, PG&E will notify its customers and non-customers who have signed up to receive alerts two days before power is turned off. Make sure to have enough supplies that will last a whole week when you receive this alert. Learn more on the PSPS event at and start preparing today; and as always, take care of yourself and of one another.

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management


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