Each person's needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and put plans in place.
If you or someone close to you has a disability or other access or functional need, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself and your family.
Learn more about how individuals with disabilities can prepare for emergencies.
Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
In the event of gusty winds and dry conditions, Pacfic Gas and Electric (PG&E) may deem it necessary to shutoff power to reduce risk of wildfire. In the event of a PSPS, be ready to act and check with local authorities regarding available resources.
If you or someone in your household require the use of medical or life support devices to treat ongoing medical conditions, apply for PG&E's Medical Baseline Program. This program may allow you to receive extra notifications in advance of a PSPS at 48 hours, 24 hours, and just prior to shutting off, including a door knock to ensure residents are aware and can make preparations to stay safe.
More Resources for People with Disabilities
- Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities & Other Access (video)
- Be Informed (video)
- Make A Plan (video)
- Build A Kit (video)