Safety begins at home. You can take steps now to prepare for emergencies, reduce the impact of wildfire and safeguard your home and family.
STEP ONE: Create a defensible space
Just as we’re clearing vegetation away from power lines, it’s important for you to create a defensible space around your property.
ZONE 1: The 30-foot area closest to your home should contain only low-growing plants such as annual flowers, succulents and well-tended lawns, providing less fuel for a potential wildfire.
ZONE 2: Between 30 and 100 feet from your home, stick to well-spaced trees and shrubs, and islands of vegetables surrounded by noncombustible materials.
ZONE 3: Beyond 100 feet, reduce fire fuel by thinning and pruning trees and other vegetation.
STEP TWO: Update your emergency plan and supplies
Is your family ready for an emergency? With a simple plan and the right supplies, you’ll be able to act with confidence.
Here are a few of the essentials:
Use this Preparing for a Power Outage guide prepared by FEMA to help with emergency preparation.
STEP THREE: Update your contact information with Pacific Power
In the event of an emergency, we will use all available options to keep you informed, including radio and social media announcements and by reaching out to you directly by phone, text and email.