Public Safety


February 14, 2017

After Mass Evacuation in Oroville, PG&E Urges Customers to Make an Emergency Plan

With the recent evacuation of nearly 200,000 near Lake Oroville recently evacuated due to potential flooding, PG&E reminds customers the importance of having an emergency plan in place in the event of a disaster.

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February 14, 2017

PG&E Valentine’s Day Balloon Giveaway Stresses Safety

With a focus on safety, PG&E gave out 80 complimentary Valentine’s Day balloon bouquets to customers at Log Cabin Florist in Bakersfield. The event stressed latex balloons as an alternative to metallic balloons, which were responsible for 429 power outages in PG&E’s service area last year.

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February 8, 2017

PG&E Says ‘Keep Loved Ones – and Metallic Balloons – Close to Your Heart’

With Valentine’s Day approaching, PG&E reminds customers that sparks — and not just the romantic kind — can fly on Feb. 14 if improperly secured helium-filled metallic balloons come in contact with power lines.

January 31, 2017

PG&E Among First Energy Companies to Implement Earthquake Early Warning Technology

PG&E is working with private and publicly-funded technology technology developers to begin using earthquake early warning technology as part of its seismic response efforts. It’s just the latest example of the company’s dedication to a committed, proactive approach to emergency preparedness.

January 25, 2017

PG&E to Fly Low in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties to Inspect Trees near Power Lines

PG&E will fly low by helicopter over several communities in Sonoma and Mendocino counties today and Thursday (Jan. 25-26) to check for trees near power lines that may have been weakened by the past five years of drought.

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January 23, 2017

Mutual Aid Helps PG&E Restoration Efforts in Wake of Winter Storms

PG&E is getting by with a little help from its friends. In a wild month that brought some of California’s most intense winter weather in half a decade, crews from energy companies in other Western states have stepped up to augment PG&E’s restoration response as part of a regional mutual aid agreement.

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January 13, 2017

Nearly All PG&E Customers Restored After Intense Winter Storms Subside

Nearly all PG&E customers have had their service restored after being impacted by the series of “Atmospheric River” winter storms that struck Northern and Central California over the past week. This was the largest storm series to impact PG&E’s service area in more than six years.

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January 13, 2017

IT Employees Help Deliver Oxygen Tanks to Homeowner during Storm

Two PG&E IT telecommunication technicians were on assignment during the storm that battered Northern California this week. It was important work but an even more pressing need took priority as they drove in heavy snow.

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January 12, 2017

PG&E Crews Weather Snow, Wind, Rain to Restore Power in the Sierra Nevada

Most times, family comes first. But for PG&E Sacramento/Sierra Electric Superintendent Tim Lewis, PG&E’s customers came first during the recent series of storms that pounded Northern California.

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January 10, 2017

Mighty Blue Army Battles Second Round of Storms

Another monster storm blew in today with blinding blizzard conditions, heavy rain and howling winds hitting 150 mph in some locations. Responding was PG&E’s Mightly Blue Army, among the 3,000 employees braving the elements or providing operational support.

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January 9, 2017

PG&E Storm Response Includes Planning for Next Wave

About 3,500 company employees and contractors responded in the aftermath of a major winter storm that pummeled PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area over the weekend. And more stormy weather is on the way.

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January 6, 2017

As Big Storm Approaches, PG&E Has a Plan and Urges Customers to Prepare

With a series of wet storms heading toward Northern and Central California this weekend, PG&E reminds its customers that power outages might occur due to significant rainfall, potential flooding and high winds.

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January 3, 2017

New Year, New 811 Rules: Call Before You Dig to Be Clearer with Stronger Enforcement

Effective Jan. 1, contractors calling 811 to request utility markings before they do any excavation must wait two working days following the day of the call to start their project. The change, part of Senate Bill 661, clarifies California’s existing code regarding 811 Call Before You Dig, which helps protect public safety.

December 30, 2016

PG&E to Fly Low in Glenn, Colusa Counties to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E will fly low by helicopter in the hills and mountains of eastern Glenn and Colusa counties on Tuesday (Jan. 3) to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines.

December 29, 2016

CHP, PG&E Urge Safe Driving this Holiday Season

The California Highway Patrol and PG&E urge drivers to use extra caution on the roads, avoid distracted driving, and designate a sober driver this holiday season and throughout the year.

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