Current Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Event Information

There are no Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events forecast at this time

 

Date - Liberty Utilities is in a PSPS watch for the following areas: Glenshire, West Lake Tahoe, Alpine County.......  The potential PSPS event is possible beginning Day/Date  

Date - Liberty Utilities has declared a PSPS is eminent for the following areas: Glenshire, West Lake Tahoe, Alpine County.......  The PSPS event is anticipated to begin on Day/Date/Time 

Date - Liberty Utilities has an active PSPS event in the following areas: Glenshire, West Lake Tahoe, Alpine County.......  The PSPS event is scheduled to begin on Day/Date/Time  

 

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Community Resource Centers: Location(s), operation times, other support resource information

Contact numbers

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Public Safety Power Shutoff

A Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) is the process by which an electric utility proactively turns off power in certain areas where weather conditions create a high wildfire risk.  In the event that a PSPS is a possibility, Liberty Utilities will alert customers, local government and safety agencies of the potential need to shut off power and keep the community apprised as weather conditions evolve. Customers are encouraged to follow the utility on Twitter (@LibertyUtil_CA) and Facebook (@LibertyUtilitiesLT) to receive timely updates on power outages.

We encourage customers to make sure their account contact information is accurate to ensure they receive timely notifications about outages, including a PSPS event.  To update contact information call 1-800-782-2506 or click HERE.

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Timeline for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

 Disclaimer:  Erratic or suddeon onset or change of weather condidtions may impact our ability to provide advanced notification or as much advanced notification as outlined below

7-10 Days Ahead

When forecasts indicate extreme weather, Liberty monitors weather to assess potential impacts and fire danger risk

 

4-6 Days Ahead

Fire weather forecasts are refined and communication begins with state, county, city and public safety partners regarding potential PSPS event

 

3 Days Ahead

Weather conditions are continually monitored, communications are expanded to Medical Baseline Customers and to Access adn Functional Needs Customers 

 

2 Days Ahead

Continued weather monitoring, communication begins with customers anticipated to be directly affected by expected PSPS, communication continues with public safety partners.

 

1 Day Ahead

Continued weather monitoring, communication and coordinatoin with customers, communities, and first responders anticipated to be impacted by PSPS event.

 

Day of Power Shutoff

Notify all affected communities, customers, governments, and public saftey partners of expected power shutoff time and again when power is shutoff.  

 

Power Restored

Once weather conditions become safe, Liberty will begin the restoration of power by first inspecting all de-energized lines to ensure no damage was sustained to infrastructure.  Once lines have been inspected and confirmed safe, power will be restored as quickly as possible.

How to be Prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff 

Take These Steps Before an Outage:

  • Confirm or update your contact informatoin with Liberty.  We will send notificatoins to the contact information we have on file in advance of a shutoff when possible.
  • Create a safety plan for all members of your family, including pets.  A Public Safety Power Shutoff can happen at any time of day or night due to changing weather conditions.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit.  Include enough water and non perishable food to last your household one week.  Be sure to refresh your kit once per year or after any use.
  • Determine if your landline will work during an outage (note: cordless phones typically do not) 
  • Keep moble phones and other devices charged. Consider obtaining back up battery power.  Ssolar powered battery back up is a good choice.
  • If you have a generator, make sure it is ready to operate safely.
  • Have flashlights available for your household. Avoid using candles
  • Have a battery-powered or crank radio
  • Stock up on the appropriate batteries for items you rely on.  Have multiple sets of batteries for each critical device 
  • Keep cash on hand and full tank of gas for your automobiles. ATMs and gas stations may not be available during an outage.

 

Take These Steps During an Outage:

  • Unplug or turn off appliances, equipment and electronics to avoid damage which may be caused by surges when the power is restored
  • Leave a single lamp or light on to alert you when the power returns.  Then, turn your apliances back on, one at a time.
  • Typically, your refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours and a full freezer will keep its temperature for about 48 hours--as long as the freezer and refigerator doors are kept closed.  Consider using coolers with ice to keep food cold and safe.
  • Be sure to use generators or camp stoves outdoors only.  Do NOT use a gas stove for heat.
  • Check on your neighbors

FAQs

FAQ information as needed.

Wildfire Safety is our Priority

Wildfire Mitigation Plan overview.  Link to WMP brochure and wildfire mitigation page.