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PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff News
Posted 10/7/19

HUSD will continue to monitor the planned PG&E power shutoffs and provide you with any new updates.  All HUSD schools will be open tomorrow.

 

PG&E has informed us that Stonebrae Elementary may be affected by the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff starting on October 9, but we have plans in place to provide power to that site and we don’t expect any major disruption to their school activities.  HUSD will continue to monitor this situation and provide you with any new updates. Unless otherwise informed, please plan for your child to attend school as scheduled. Employees are expected to report to work. District staff will be powering Stonebrae Elementary with the help of a generator and we expect that the school will not experience any major disruption to its normal activities. 

 

We are aware that other school districts have made the decision to close because more of their schools and communities are expected to be impacted. Our decision to remain open is based on information being provided by PG&E for our area. Stay informed by visiting www.husd.us or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We will also send information via email and phone calls if we have new information.  

 

PG E Outage map

 

Please take the time to read through the following PG&E suggestions for preparing for a Public Safety Power Shutoff.

 

  • Confirm or update your contact information with PG&E. We’ll send notifications to the contacts 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 a year.

  • Determine if your landline will work during an outage. Keep a mobile phone as a backup.

  • Keep mobile phones and other devices charged.

  • If you have a generator, make sure it’s ready to operate safely.

  • Have flashlights available for your household. Avoid using candles.

  • Have a battery-powered or crank radio.

  • Stock up on the right batteries for items you rely on. Include two extra sets in various sizes.

  • Keep cash on hand and a full tank of gas. ATMs and gas stations may not be available during an outage.

  • Learn how to manually open your garage or any other door that operates with electricity.

  • Talk with your building manager if you live or work in a building that has elevators or electronic key card access to understand how they will deal with a possible multi-day outage.