Lompoc Valley Medical Center has received notice that power companies such as PG&E and Southern California Edison may periodically turn off public power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff. When that occurs, LVMC is prepared to assist people who are dependent on electricity to maintain their health status.

Because Public Safety Power Shutoff may occur throughout the fire season, it is recommended people have an emergency plan in place, especially if dependent on electricity for healthcare needs. Residents are advised to be prepared for power outages that may last 3-5 days.

Learn more about preparing for a PSPS in our recent article.

More resources are available at:

About the Author

Author: Nora Wallace, Public Relations

Nora Wallace was hired as LVMC’s Public Relations Coordinator in October 2014. She previously was employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, primarily covering North County news. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the management of the Blue Coat hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

Other Articles Written by This Author