SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Planned PG&E power outages due to fire danger is the new normal for California. But how can you know they are coming, prepare for them, and get help dealing with them?
ABC7 News has gathered the following information to help you navigate this new reality.
Check PG&E's wildfire weather website
The utility launched a website with an interactive map in August to warn customers about pre-emptive shutoffs as we hit the most active months of wildfire season.
The website predicts the potential for the shutoffs and ranks them in four categories: Not Expected, Elevated, Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch, and Public Safety Power Shutoff Warning.
There are some other features too, for example, you can pull up cameras, wind speeds, and gusts.
**** PG&E's website is experiencing intermittent outages due to a high volume of traffic.
PG&E Power Outages: How to find out they are coming and deal when they do
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