What you can do right now to prepare for a PG&E power shut down

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PG&E may cut electrical power during days of Red Flag Warnings and/or extreme fire danger, and it could cause WiFi transmitters, streaming TVs and digital assistants like Amazon's Echo to experience an outage. Here are some tips to get ready for a shut off.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- PG&E may cut electrical power during days of Red Flag Warnings and/or extreme fire danger to prevent a tragedy like the deadly and destructive Camp Fire where it's believed PG&E power lines caused the fire.

A forced blackout will leave residents in the dark, in more ways than one. That's because devices we have come to rely on need electricity to function, like WiFi transmitters, streaming televisions and digital assistants like Amazon's Echo and Google Home.

Watch the video player above for tips to prepare for a power outage.

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