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Prepare Now for an Emergency Later with SDG&E

Emergencies come in many forms, such as wildfires, storms, earthquakes, or floods. There's no better time to prepare for an emergency than right now. Every family is different, but here are some tips and resources to help you plan and stay safe should an emergency happen. PSCDC has also recently partnered with SDG&E to alert San Diego residents of information on Red Flag Warnings and anticipated dates for Public Safety Power Shutoffs and the communities that will be affected.

  1. Develop an emergency plan. Identify a place to meet with family, safe routes, and shelters, as well as what actions you will take. Discuss and practice the emergency plan with your family, including your children and pets.

  2. Prepare an emergency kit for at least three days. Keep essentials on hand like water (one gallon per person per day), a first aid kit, flashlight, canned goods, medicine, clothes, and cash. Stock your kit with items you and your family needs, including those with a disability, seniors, and your pets, and store supplies in easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks or plastic crates. For ideas, visit these checklists at

  3. Help your neighbors. Being a good neighbor takes more than sharing the occasional cup of sugar or hosting a potluck. It is essential to help our neighbors during emergencies, especially the vulnerable, elderly, or disabled.

For more emergency checklists and evacuation plans, visit

Update your SDG&E contact information

Whatever the circumstances, SDG&E will make every effort to communicate with you during emergencies. Go to to sign in. From the My Account homepage, click on your profile name in the top right-hand corner, then select My Profile.

Sign-up for outage notifications

Get notified when there is an outage in your area. Sign in to, click on your profile name in the top right-hand corner, and select Notification Settings.


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