Jun 5 2013

CAUTION: Electric Service Interruptions in Piedmont June 6

Residents of several streets in Piedmont have received notice from PG&E that their electrical service will be off on Thursday, June 6, some locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. others from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

When it happens on your block, PG&E recommends:

  • Unplug computers and other electronic equipment prior to the announced outage start time.
  • Remove your vehicle(s) from your garage prior to the announced outage start time (unless your garage door can be operated manually).
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed during the outage for food safety.
  • Have battery powered flashlights with fresh batteries
  • Remember that cordless phones will not operate during the outage
  • If you have a family member who relies on life support devices, you may need to install an Uninterruptible Power Supply or relocate to a location not in the outage area.
  • If you rely on a generator during power outages, be aware that the law requires that customers with a permanently installed or portable generator do not connect it to another power source, such as PG&E’s power lines. If you own and operate a generator, you are responsible for making sure that electricity from your unit cannot “backfeed,” or flow into PG&E’s power lines. For safety’s sake, be sure to use your generator correctly. If you do not, you risk damaging your property and endangering your life and the lives of PG&E line workers who may be working on power lines some distance from your home.

Questions–contact PG&E 1-800-743-5000


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