In order to reduce the risk of wildfires, energy companies like PG&E will turn off power in certain areas during times of extreme fire danger. This type of power outage is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or PSPS. Scroll down for information about what to do before, during, and after a PSPS.
A Power Shutoff could occur with little notice and last for hours or even days. Because the electric system is so connected, Cotati could experience a Power Shutoff even if there is not a high fire risk in our immediate area.
The City of Cotati is working hard to make sure our systems and staff are prepared for a Power Shutoff. We ask that you do the same for yourself, your family, your business, and your neighborhood.
Don't wait for a power shutoff to happen and hope for the best. Get prepared now. Help your neighbors and friends-particularly those with medical needs that require electricity-get prepared, too.
For online and printed resources with information about the Public Safety Power Shutoff program and emergency preparedness in general. View the following:
Learn about Public Safety Power Shutoffs via the PG&E website and printed materials.