Tahoe, California – Liberty Utilities (Liberty) is notifying customers that it may implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in THESE AREAS on or about Sunday, 9/19 from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.to reduce wildfire risk and promote the safety of the community during the anticipated extreme weather conditions. If a PSPS is implemented, it could last more than 24 hours before power is safely restored.
The state of California grants authority to Liberty to implement a PSPS in high-risk areas when extreme weather conditions present a clear danger to public safety.
Customers who require power to operate life-essential medical equipment are strongly encouraged to call 9-1-1 if they are unable to secure necessary alternative power.
“We understand power outages are never convenient for customers, and we appreciate the community’s cooperation as we consider these measures to keep the area safe from wildfires,” said Travis Johnson, Vice President, Operations.
For safety, customers are advised to take the following proactive measures:
- Create an emergency kit including, but not limited to, flashlights, first aid supplies and local maps. Consult Ready.gov for additional emergency kit necessities.
- Plan for medical needs that may be impacted by a power shutoff, including medications that need refrigeration or devices that require power. Be sure to register an energy-related medical needs at 1-800-782-2506.
- Store nonperishable foods and water to support your family for a minimum of 48 hours.
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