Be Prepared for a Possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Written by Nora Wallace on

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.

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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.

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Nora Wallace
Written By Nora Wallace, Public Relations
Nora Wallace was previously employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.