Is This Wind Storm A Real Threat?
December 30, 2014 - Picnic Time
KPIX 5 Morning Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers a questions we never get to ask on-air.
Q: Is a breeze unequivocally going to blow that tough today?
A: Yes. In fact, PGE has already offering a matter advising people to be clever in this stream breeze storm. There will be widespread energy outages due to high winds.
Winds are approaching to be 40 to 50 miles per hour with gusts adult to 60+ miles per hour in a aloft terrain. These conditions could means foliage and other waste to move down energy lines, repairs apparatus and miscarry electric use via a region.
It is endorsed business have a personal or family preparedness devise in place to safeguard that they are as prepared as probable for each form of continue event.
PGE released a following reserve tips:
Always provide low unresolved and downed energy lines as if they are energized and intensely dangerous. Keep yourself and others divided from them. Be wakeful that trees, pools of H2O and other objects might be energized and dangerous if they make hit with energy lines.
If we see shop-worn energy lines or electrical equipment, call 911 immediately and afterwards forewarn PGE during 1-800-743-5002.
Secure outside furniture, lightweight yard structures and musical grass equipment that can be blown by high winds to forestall them from deleterious energy lines and your home.
During a energy outage, use battery-operated flashlights, and not candles, due to a risk of fire. If we contingency use candles, keep them divided from drapes, lampshades, holiday trees and tiny children. Do not leave candles unattended.
Customers with generators should make certain they are scrupulously commissioned by a protected electrician in a well-ventilated area. Improperly commissioned generators poise a poignant risk to crews operative on energy lines.
If we knowledge an outage, unplug or spin off all electrical appliances to equivocate overloading circuits and to forestall glow hazards when energy is restored. Simply leave a singular flare on to warning we when energy returns. Turn your appliances behind on one during a time when conditions lapse to normal.
Freeze cosmetic containers filled with H2O to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to forestall dishes from spoiling. Blue Ice from your cruise cooler also works good in a freezer.
For some-more reserve tips, pointer on to PGE’s website during www.pge.com/safety/
Any questions or observations? we would adore to hear from you! Please email me at:Gonzales@kpix.cbs.com