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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2019 03:11 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/09/2019 03:11 PM
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Calaveras County Preparedness for PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff)

Calaveras, CA...PG&E has announced, “If weather conditions create an environment that can promote a wildfire”, that they may shut down a portion of the electrical grid serving our community. PG&E’s has made statements, “If we see Hot and Dry weather, it may be necessary for us to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety through their Public Safety Power Shutoff Program (PSPS).

PG&E’s outages may occur in response to localized weather conditions and may not be fully known until the day of the event. The decision to turn off the power and the speed at which it is restored is planned and managed solely by PG&E. Citizens are strongly urged to prepare for being without power for several days. PG&E will attempt to notify customers of PSPS outages through calls, texts, and emails using the contact information that PG&E has on file. Be sure your contact information is up-to-date with PG&E at

Calaveras County is preparing to minimize potential negative impacts of any PSPS event with the installation of back-up generators at critical sites throughout the County seat. It is the goal of Calaveras County to continue to provide critical county services during any PSPS event. These back-up generators will assist in the continued operation of County Services during the Public Safety Power Shutoff. Residents may experience short interruptions in some non-essential County services during a PSPS event.
During prolonged PSPS outages, Calaveras County will collaborate with the Angels Camp to designate a “Resiliency Center” where citizens can go to a cooled environment with water, and access to electricity to charge essential electronic devices. Locations of Resiliency Centers will be announced as they open.

Calaveras County would like to remind our community that it is important to be prepared and have a plan. Prepare for outages that may occur at any time and may last several days. Visit for detailed information about preparing for power outages.

During a power outage, conserve water. Minimize water usage to only critical health and safety needs. Uninterrupted power is required to operate water and sewer treatment plants along with the water distribution and sewer collection system 24/7. Importantly, all County residents must be prepared to respond to the call for water conservation efforts.
• Keep vehicles fueled in preparation for extended outages. Gas station pumps will not work during power outages.
• Plan for medical needs such as medications that may require refrigeration or devices that need power.
• Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.
• Build or restock your emergency kit with food, water, necessary medication, flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies, and cash. Enough supplies for one week. Remember that retail stores (grocery, pharmacy, etc…) and restaurants may be closed during prolonged outages.
• Sign up for safety information on Nixle at or by texting your zip code to Nixle at 888777
• Make sure you can receive updated information from PG&E by updating your contact information at

Go to for:
• Public Safety Power Shutoff Program
• Wildfire Safety
• Sign up for PG&E Wildfire Alerts
• Emergency Preparedness Kit
• Prepare for a Power Outage
• Public Safety Power Shutoff Fact Sheet
• PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Policies and Procedures


• – Disaster preparedness information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• – CAL FIRE’s wildfire preparedness website
• – Information on the CPUC’s wildfire safety efforts
• – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website
• – California Fire Safe Council website

For more information, please contact: john Osbourn, Director of OES, 209-754-9109

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Power Outages
Posted on: 2019-07-09 15:34:05   By: Anonymous
I think PG&E is trying to save their behinds! Nothing has been mentioned about Copperopolis. Where are the cooling centers going to be down here. Food for a week? You have got to be kidding. I guess peanut butter and jelly will keep that long.

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    Re: Power Outages
    Posted on: 2019-07-09 22:07:59   By: Anonymous
    What is wrong with you? Have you never been tent camping for a week and brought food to last that week? How do people cool themselves while camping? Guess it will be Natural Selection for you in a power Hey Citidiot have you ever heard of canned, dried,or pickled food? Don't you own a pan and a bbq? It is hard to believe you are such a simpleton, sitting there with the knowledge of internet at your fingertips but too stupid to use it.

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      Re: Power Outages
      Posted on: 2019-07-10 06:02:55   By: Anonymous
      You have to think of others, you know, not just yourself all the time. There are many who are medically dependent on electric and may not have the means or physical strength to buy, operate and the same goes with many infants.
      Now think about stores and places like gas stations which can not operate without power, the same goes for those electric cars that need to be charged. Now think of utilities, like water and the storage of water. Water tanks, those are not just for the people's home, they are also critical for fire fighting. Pumps need to run and fill water tanks, people with wells need electric too.
      So there you go, just a fraction of the problem when the power goes down for a significant time, it can affect some tremendously.

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        Re: Power Outages
        Posted on: 2019-07-10 06:33:38   By: Anonymous
        ^^There's a reason Copperopolis hasn't been mentiioned. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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          Re: Power Outages
          Posted on: 2019-07-10 11:22:14   By: Anonymous
          You know some thing that I don't? Why hasn't Copperopolis been mentioned?

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            Re: Power Outages
            Posted on: 2019-07-10 21:33:40   By: Anonymous
            Hello! It's an armpit. Ranks just above Valley Springs.

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        Re: Power Outages
        Posted on: 2019-07-10 12:37:13   By: Anonymous
        Here's a question-So hypothetically if power is out from 5 to 7 days, how is all the power harnessed that's already coming from it's sources, i.e., the power houses by the dams and turbines, etc? Do they just shut down turbines and just stll let the water go through? Just wondering.... thank you to whomever has the answer to that.

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          Re: Power Outages
          Posted on: 2019-07-10 13:19:31   By: Anonymous
          Electrical power generated cannot be stored so it is sold on the ISO market.

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      Re: Power Outages
      Posted on: 2019-07-10 17:18:03   By: Anonymous
      That sounds like a real good idea. Get your BBQ out when there is extreme high fire danger. Maybe you might want to do some welding in your spare time!

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        Re: Power Outages
        Posted on: 2019-07-11 06:54:00   By: Anonymous
        I'm going to mow my rocks!

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Shut Off Because Hot And Dry
Posted on: 2019-07-09 15:36:51   By: Anonymous
So on any hot dry days, we may have our power shut off?
No mention of winds, just hot & dry.


Here's an idea - PG&E maintain their equipment, and make clearances further than 12 feet from power lines.

PG&E needs to spend the $ on it's infrastructure, and not pay stockholder dividends.

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    Re: Shut Off Because Hot And Dry
    Posted on: 2019-07-10 07:26:05   By: Anonymous
    Hey Shi+ for Brains PG&E hasn't paid out dividends for years!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-07-10 05:35:25   By: Anonymous
Don't worry folks if Galvin ever comes up here and the power goes off he's going to get 😠 at PG&E and really On the bright side of things, this won't affect millions and millions of those city slickers and people like Pelosi for example, just us stoopid hicks who always get....nothing. So no worries our democratic leaders can still do their jobs, like the last Bill Galvin just signed, now millions who live here illegally can have TAX PAYER HEALTHCARE!!!

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    Posted on: 2019-07-10 12:04:50   By: Anonymous
    Why do you live here? Have some cheese with that wine cry baby. California love it or leave it.

    Has no one ever heard of generators? I assume all these people whining are those city folk whom always wished to be some good old country folk. Idiots. And this is what happens when we allow monopolies to go on. It's no one's fault but our own to allow these companies to take us all for chumps. Knowing we'll pay and not protest. Everyone else across the globe protests against this kind of crap not us americans, that would mean getting off the couch and turning off the television, getting off facebook or putting your phones down. We are a pathetic group of flesh, America the great big and fat taking it up the ass.

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Missing a Thrid Component?
Posted on: 2019-07-10 09:34:54   By: Anonymous
Certainly "hot and dry" adds to the fire risk...but I think they forgot a third component: windy. Branches fall, even without a wind...but it's a lot worse when we get high gusts.

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    Re: Missing a Thrid Component?
    Posted on: 2019-07-10 21:33:28   By: Anonymous
    Bankrupt cities filled with feces and urine.
    Homeless everywhere.
    Illegals calling the shots.
    Sodomites making policy for everyone.
    Liberals gushing in excitement as they are cuckolds to the lowest scum of the earth.

    And the freekin power company has started rolling black outs while they fleece their users.


    I LOVE watching that crap hole state fall apart from a safe distance.
    Better than a movie.
    Burn burn burn Cali!

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      Re: Missing a Thrid Component?
      Posted on: 2019-07-10 21:34:47   By: Anonymous
      Haha, seriously.

      And some dolt above is PROUD to use a generator...Haha
      stupid bastards you cali people are.

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        Re: Missing a Thrid Component? /\/\ generatot
        Posted on: 2019-07-11 05:35:48   By: Anonymous
        So what about the less fortunate folks who can't afford a generator especially the elderly or folks on breathing machines? So they're f**ked huh? I think some of these rich stockholders like the Rothchilds should help to pay for the generators for them!

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    Re: Missing a Thrid Component?
    Posted on: 2019-07-10 21:35:10   By: Anonymous
    My girlfriend was "hot and dry". A little KY Jelly fixed er right up.

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      Re: Missing a Thrid Component?
      Posted on: 2019-07-10 22:38:48   By: Anonymous
      dry fruit some beef jerky and hang out by the river. Sounds ok to me. tie a rope to your six pack drop it in the cool water... Life is good

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