San Diego Gas And Electric Wild Fires Shut Off Power
SDG&E pre-emptively shuts off power when winds are high in the designated wildfire areas. If power is turned off there are a number of proactive steps homeowners and business owners can take such as install a solar electric power system with battery backup. The solar can be backed up with a generator to provide a hybrid system for all weather conditions.
A number of the most recent fires were arson caused. Several of the fires were at or near homes. Preventing these types of fires requires a new level of vigilance. We offer smart home solutions including cameras that can view inside and outside of your home offering 24 hour view of your home recorded and sent to your smart phone in real time or for later viewing.
Also it is necessary to have an emergency plan including extra water, food, and an emergency medical kit. An emergency evacuation plan is also essential.
For families an emergency meeting place, cell phone chargers for the car, and a check in phone number for a friend or relative will provide great peace of mind.
Wildfires are a tragic reality in Southern California and likely will continue to plague us throughout the future. You may not be able to make them go away but you can do sensible things to prepare yourself and protect your home and love ones.
Awareness is key:
Be aware of weather conditions and because some fires are linked to human activity, keep an eye out for suspicious persons within view of your property. Affordable Insteon automated home surveillance cameras might be useful for this. Contact us for details.
Also be aware that SDG&E can now shut off power to your home whenever they fear that a local fire risk is present. They note on their website:
“We have an obligation to protect public safety as well as the integrity of our electric system. High winds associated with a Red Flag Warning could cause outages or require SDG&E to turn off power for public safety. If outages do occur, the power will stay off until it can be restored safely. During an outage, estimated power restoration information is updated as it becomes available”
If you wish to protect yourself from the possibility of long term power interruptions consider getting a backup generator or a battery backup solar power system for your home or business. These solutions may be more economical than you think. Contact us for details.