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To help prevent wildfires in rural areas, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. leaders recently outlined a statewide plan to run many electrical lines underground in the long term and expand a controversial “fast trip” system to trigger power outages. PG&E plans to put some electrical lines underground this year and in 2023 in areas of Santa Cruz County that are at higher risk of wildfire,
Thousands In Santa Cruz County Still Without Power - Capitola-Soquel, CA - Power outages continued to affect Santa Cruz Co. after a blustery Monday that toppled power lines and prompted outages across the Bay Area.
PG&E said the outage impacts 2,392 customers around Watsonville, Aptos and Freedom.
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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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