PG&E offers suggestions for handling power outages |

PG&E offers suggestions for handling power outages

Pacific Gas & Electric released some suggestions Tuesday for customers who experience power outages after the evening’s expected storms.

• To report emergencies such as downed power lines, call toll-free (800) PGE-5000.

• Downed power lines should be avoided and reported to authorities by calling 911.

• For updates on existing power outages, call (800) 743-5002.

• When preparing for a storm, fill used liter-sized soda bottles with water and freeze them. These can be transferred to the refrigerator to keep food from spoiling in case of an outage.

• In case of an outage, unplug all electric appliances to prevent them from overloading circuits or causing a fire hazard.

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