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California regulators on Friday issued a statewide flex alert for the 10th straight day as a prolonged heat wave continued to put a strain on the power grid.
Prepared and alert for emergencies :: East Bay Municipal Utility District East Bay Municipal Utility District
Droughts, wildfires and earthquakes – not to mention the occasional power outage, main break or construction project – can disrupt our lives. EBMUD is dedicated to providing safe and reliable water and wastewater services. That means we take important steps to be ready for emergencies, and we encourage you to be prepared too.
Excessive heat warning prompts closure of East Bay trail system over Labor Day weekend :: East Bay Municipal Utility District East Bay Municipal Utility District
Recreation areas and facilities will remain open as region braces for heat wave
The heat waves of 2020 brought rolling outages back to California for the first time in 20 years. Will the same happen in 2022?
Cali Clasico between SJ Earthquakes and LA Galaxy rescheduled due to power outage Open Navigation Close Navigation
(KRON) — This weekend’s Cali Clasico match between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Los Angeles Galaxy has been rescheduled to Sept. 24 due to a power outage at Stanford University where the game was to take place. Stanford University has been dealing with a power outage since Tuesday afternoon brought on by the failure […]
In one of the least transparent rituals at the California Capitol, legislators killed about 220 bills on the suspense file.
A PG&E spokesperson confirmed to The Chronicle that the outage displayed on the...
It was cold and wet in Concord and dozens of PG&E customers were without power Monday night after a car hit a power pole.
More than 5,000 PG&E customers impacted by power outages due to rain, wind in Bay Area | KRON4 Open Navigation Close Navigation
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Thousands of PG&E customers are without power on Wednesday, the utility said. As of 2 p.m., PG&E said there are approximately 5,378 customers experiencing a power outage, a majority of those in Oakland. PG&E said crews have been working to restore power to those impacted since these morning outages. Check the […]
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
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