This year PG&E got approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to put into effect its Public Safety Power Shutdown Program. Part One is an overview of the program and how it might affect you.
This installment of Part Two tells us about Delta communities and how well prepared they are for power shutdowns.
Return soon for Part Three, which will address the problems faced by those at risk and those in need — the people who do not have the means to travel or may not have enough money to leave the area or stockpile food, and those with medical needs.
Bridges of the Delta: https://www.deltaboating.com/bridges.htm
Delta Ferries update: http://www.dot.ca.gov/d4/deltaferries/
QuickMap (Delta served by Districts 3, 4, 10): http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Constellation Energy business power outage tips: https://www.constellation.com/solutions/for-your-small-business/small-business-resources/power-outage-tips.html
Energy providers Public Safety Power Shutdown tips: https://prepareforpowerdown.com/
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown tips: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-power-shutoff-faq.page
COUNTY ALERT SYSTEMS
Contra Costa (Community Warning System Alerts): https://cwsalerts.com/
Sacramento (Sacramento Alert): www.Sacramento-Alert.org
San Joaquin (no alternate system)
Solano (Alert Solano): https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/oes/alertsolano/information.asp
Yolo (Yolo Alert): www.yolo-alert.org
Meet the Authors
Michael Cockrell’s public service career has included law enforcement, water conservation enforcement, and emergency management. After 35-years at San Joaquin County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), he retired as Director in December 2017. His OES experience between 1982-2017 included a wide range of emergencies and disasters such as floods, earthquake recovery, mass-casualty incidents, train derailments, hazardous materials releases, droughts, extreme heat and cold events. His education includes Associate and Bachelor degrees in Social Science, concentrating in Administration of Justice, and, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He has also completed many continued-education courses on administration and emergency management.
Cyndy Green has been intrigued by news since she got a toy printing press as a six year old. She switched to visual story telling at the age of 12 with her first still camera and moved to broadcasting after an internship in 1974. After 28 years in broadcast news and another 8 teaching broadcasting, she still can’t live without a camera in hand and an editing computer nearby, so in retirement she continues creating visual stories.