During National Preparedness Month (and throughout the year), help your family be prepared for an emergency

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disasters can happen without warning. To keep your family safe, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourages customers to speak with family or co-workers and develop emergency plans.

September is National Preparedness Month, and this year the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s theme is, “The Life You’ve Built is Worth Protecting.” Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Taking a little time to plan for emergencies today can make a huge difference if disaster strikes in your home or business, said Angie Gibson, PG&E vice president of emergency preparedness and response. .

“My team and I focus on preparation throughout the year. We firmly believe that the time spent preparing for emergencies not only reflects our commitment to the communities we serve, but also an investment in the future. The more prepared we are today, the faster we can respond in an emergency,” Gibson said.

Gibson said these teams, from meteorologists and geologists to emergency managers and public safety career managers, work every day to help PG&E and our customers prepare for wildfires, earthquakes, blowouts. volcanic or major storms. She also encourages customers to check with their local emergency preparedness experts.

“Visit your county’s emergency services website and understand the risks and dangers around you,” she said. “It will provide a great framework for what to prepare for and how to keep your family and neighbors safe.”

To help protect your family, PG&E Security Action Center offers tips on making emergency plans and other ways to keep your family safe. When preparing your emergency supplies, consider these tips –

  • Drink at least one gallon of beverage per day for each person in your household.

  • Keep a supply of non-perishable foods that are easy to prepare without electricity.

  • Make sure you have a non-electric can opener and utensils ready in case you need to leave your house in an emergency.

  • Keep your cell phones charged and consider buying a portable charging battery for phones and other personal electronics such as laptops.

  • Keep a list of necessary medications and prescriptions.

The Ready.Gov also offers a wide range of emergency preparedness tools and tips, including ways to prepare your family to respond before, during and after an emergency.

About PG&E

PG&E, a subsidiary of PG&E Company (NYSE: PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in northern and central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

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