Calif., Sept. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With the
holiday travel season just around the corner, Pacific Gas and
Electric Company (PG&E) reminds its customers to prepare for
the unexpected when traveling away from home.
"Every commercial flight begins with a safety briefing. Every
cruise begins with a lifeboat drill. Every hotel room has an
evacuation route posted. Even on vacation it's important to have a
plan in case an emergency happens," said Angie Gibson, PG&E Vice President, Emergency
Preparedness and Response. "Where are your exits? Where will your
family meet if separated? Who would you call? Taking a few minutes,
especially during National Preparedness Month, to share that plan
can make a tremendous difference."
National Preparedness Month is an observance each September
to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters
and emergencies that could happen at any time. Recent emergencies
in areas popular with tourists, including the wildfires in
Hawaii and Canada, the magnitude 5.1 earthquake in
Ojai in Ventura County, and Hurricane Hilary, which
prompted the first-ever tropical storm watch in Southern California, remind us that being
prepared is critical to keeping safe.
As part of National Preparedness Month, PG&E is sharing tips
and other resources to help keep you and your family safe, even
when you are away from home:
- Make sure your hotel room or rental house has a smoke detector
and carbon monoxide alarm.
- Travel with a small flashlight.
- Learn where the stairs are located, elevators may not work in
an emergency and should be avoided during fires.
- Share travel information like itinerary, transportation
information and address of accommodations with someone you
- Research ground transportation options such as taxi and ride
share information before you reach your destination.
- Protect important documents like IDs or passports.
- Maintain familiarity with your surroundings by noting
landmarks, the location of your lodging, nearest police stations or
- If you're relying on your phone for essential information carry
a portable battery and charging cable.
The PG&E Safety Action Center has many more tips,
including specific sections to help you and your family be ready
before any emergency.
More resources are available
- Ready.gov has tools and resources to help you and your family
prepare emergency plans for yourselves, friends and neighbors.
- The American Red Cross, redcross.org, also offers many tips to
help prepare and respond to emergencies.
- CalFire's Ready for Wildfire page offers tips on creating
emergency plans, tools to track wildfire incidents, and guidance on
following evacuation orders should they be necessary.
- AAA has information on travel safety.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (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
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SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company