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The State of California is providing resources to help Californians impacted by the unique challenges brought on by wildfire and power shutoffs. Learn more here: California Power Information 

The Medical Baseline Program, also known as Medical Baseline Allowance, is an assistance program for residential customers who have special energy needs due to qualifying medical conditions. The program includes two different kinds of help:

  1. A lower rate on your monthly energy bill
  2. Extra notifications in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff

Learn more here: PG&E Medical Baseline Program 

 

Ready.gov is a resource that will help you plan in the event of a disaster.  Being prepared can help you stay healthy and safe in the event of an emergency,  Read more here:   ready.gov

 

Older Californians, individuals with disabilities, and those with medical needs are extremely vulnerable. If they have to leave their homes, please remember a few things:

  • Be sure they bring their Durable Medical Equipment, if possible;
  • Be sure they have their current medications, and a medication list;
  • Be sure they have their medical equipment which needs power supply; and
  • Be sure they have their dentures, eyeglasses, and any supplies need for multiple days

read more here:  California Public Shutoff Resource Guide