Although it does not appear any of our schools will be impacted by the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff at this time, we understand the outage may impact our students and staff members. We have compiled a list of resources and tips from the City of San Jose and PG&E to help you during current or future outages.
- PG&E Updates for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events
- City of San Jose Flash Reports webpage
- Medical Devices: Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery Dependent Assistive Technology and Medical Devices
- Generator Safety Resources:
- American Red Cross has resources to create a home and family disaster preparation plan
What to do after the power goes off:
- Unplug or turn off appliances, equipment and electronics to avoid damage caused by surges when the power is restored.
- Leave a single lamp on to alert you when the power returns. Then, turn your appliances on, one at a time.
- Be sure to use generators, camp stoves or charcoal grills outdoors only. Do not use a gas stove for heat.
- For food safety tips, the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services has a detailed list at their site: Food Safety During A Power Outage
City Resource Centers:
Additionally, the City of San José will activate the following as City Resource Centers from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the duration of the event:
- Camden Community Center 3369 Union Ave. San José, CA 95124 PH: (408) 559-8555
- Mayfair Community Center 2039 Kammerer Ave. San José, CA 95116 PH: (408) 794-1060
- Southside Community Center 5585 Cottle Rd. San José, CA 95123 PH: (408) 629-3336
Community Resource Centers will provide those in need with individual drinking water (not bulk), snacks and the ability to charge electronic devices (including base medical devices).