Empower our community against disasters! Contribute to CERV's efforts in preparedness and support.

Power Outages - How to Prepare

Coming Soon To Your Neighborhood: Three Days Without Power?

Coming Soon To Your Neighborhood: Three Days Without Power?

PG&E just announced another round of power outages for tens of thousands of customers in Northern California, based, it says, on “forecasts of dry, hot and windy weather that poses a higher risk for damage and sparks on the electric system and rapid wildfire spread.” Experts are calling this the “new normal” for California.

Isn’t it just a matter of time before PG&E hits Monterey County with one of these announcements? Do you know what to do before this happens? Do you know how to respond when it happens? 

CERV of the Monterey Peninsula has gathered some important information that could help you weather these man-made emergencies. Please see the Table of Contents below showing the attached documents available to you and your constituents to use and learn from. This information is especially important for people who are dependent on medical devices and assistive technologies that rely on power sources. It is important not only during this time, but during all emergencies and disasters because it is highly likely that power could be shut off.


Click each of the links below for more information:

  1. Back-up Generator Fact Sheet
  2. Emergency Power Planning for people who use electricity and battery dependent assistive technology and medical devices
  3. Preparing for power outages
  4. Public Safety power shutoff information: Preparing before and during an outage.
  5. PG&E Does It Again