PG&E prepares for potential storms across NorCal

BAY AREA, CA — Much-needed rain and snow are forecast through mid-November, and with it, there’s the possibility of more storms moving through the Bay Area, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company warned Saturday.

The power company expects the area to see intermittent storms starting Saturday through at least next Wednesday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center also predicts rainy weather through Nov. 15.

“It looks like the storm door is going to be open for a week or two,” said Neil Flaiz, meteorologist in PG&E’s weather operations department.

PG&E recommends residents prepare ahead of time to stay safe in stormy weather.

This means immediately reporting downed power lines, making sure power generators are properly installed, and safely cleaning up after a storm hits.

In the event of a power outage, PG&E recommends residents use flashlights, not candles, turn off all appliances, and keep a backup phone handy.

You can find more guidance on security preparations at pge.com/beprepared.

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