Public Safety Power Shutoff Information
In the event weather conditions or disaster require power lines to be deactivated to prevent power line hazards, PGE may implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff and will provide information regarding the location(s), duration and anticipated restoration of service on their PSPS information website.
Pet and Animal Emergency Planning
Does your family’s emergency plan include your animals? Planning and preparation are critical when it comes to protecting the health of your family, pets and livestock. Napa CART has lists of recommended items for your Pet and Home Emergency Kits. The AVMA provides free electronic downloads of their publication, Saving the Whole Family. This booklet includes detailed information on assembling emergency kits and plans for a wide variety of animal species.
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine International Animal Welfare Training Institute provides a number of training opportunities and online resources at their website. Of particular note, see the UC Davis Center for Equine Health Horse Report regarding disaster preparedness for horse owners.
The Department of Homeland Security's Ready.gov website has an entire section devoted to emergency planning for your pets and animals.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also provides helpful information on Disaster Preparedness for your pets.
Review the Napa CART Individual Disaster Preparedness Presentation for an outline of preparedness planning information.
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
When certain weather conditions are forecasted, PG&E may proactively shutoff power to certain areas to decrease fire risk. Depending on the duration of those weather conditions, and the process by which power gets restored, it may be several days before power is back on after a PSPS event. PG&E has a resource page dedicated to these Public Safety Power Shutoff outages.
Are you Ready for Wildfire? The Napa Communities FireWise Foundation created the comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand Defensible Space Planning and Preparation Guide to guide wildfire preparation around your home or farm.
Our thanks to Halter Sonoma for sharing this checklist on flood safety.
Iowa State University provide Flood Safety recommendations for both pets and livestock.