Sept is Emergency Preparedness Month

Flo’s safety tip of the week: keep a pair of shoes under or alongside your bed | photo courtesy of Flo Hoylman | post by Larry Clinton

Flo Hoylman reports that this is Emergency Preparedness Month, and passes along a website,, that offers a week-by-week plan for increasing your level of safety during a power shutoff or disaster. The first week concentrates on the little-discussed concept of preparing financially for an extended emergency when access to banks and ATMs might be limited. advises:

Flo also points out that PG&E has a new online Safety Action Center to help everyone get started on their safety journey. With videos, interactive features and checklists, the site is a one-stop shop for wildfire and emergency preparedness and critical safety information.

The utility has also launched a seven-day forecast system on advising its 5 million customers on the potential for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).

To take advantage of these services be sure to update your PG&E record so you can receive calls and text alerts, or call 1-866-743-6589. And if you haven’t already signed up for the Alert Marin Emergency Notification System, why not do it now, before you forget?