San Luis Obispo County

Paso Robles city staff hold preparedness meeting in case of 72-hour power outage

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Paso Robles city staff held an Emergency Operations Center drill on Thursday in preparation for a potential power shut off. 

The PG&E Safety Power Shutoff is a precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires. 

40 staff members across all city departments worked together to create an emergency response plan for a potential multi-day power outage. 

The drill prepared for response plans for agencies like police, fire and public works. 

They also put together procedures like internal and external communication, and established cooling and resource centers for the summer heat. 

PG&E is expanding and enhancing their Community Wildfire Safety Program to reduce wildfire risks and help keep communities safe. PG&E says their goal is to provide customer with notice prior to turning off power. PG&E will also provide updates until power is restored. 

To receive emergency alerts in the event of the Public Safety Power Shutoff, the public is encouraged to register for the reverse 911 notification system here

If there is no internet access, they encourage people to leave a message at 805-788-2353. 

For more information, visit this site

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