Due to poor and unpredictable air quality, unfortunately we have to postpone our Fire & Life Safety Day that was scheduled for this Saturday. Once we are able to reschedule, we will be sure to let everyone know!
The Police Departments of Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, Yountville, and American Canyon, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Kaiser Permanente and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host collection events for unused medication and sharps (used syringes and needles) on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10am – 2pm, at numerous locations around Napa County.
Monday, October 16: 9:45AM
All boil water notices have been lifted for the City of Napa.
PG&E will work with its customers as long as it takes throughout the restoration and rebuilding process. Here are tips and resources from PG&E to keep residents safe while the company works to restore gas and electric service:
- Once PG&E crews are allowed by CAL FIRE to enter an area, they will begin assessments of gas infrastructure.
- Assessments may begin immediately and typically occur within 24 hours of gaining access.
- For your safety, please do not attempt to relight pilot lights yourself.
- Let PG&E relight pilot lights for you. They will pressure test and safety check the gas system before activation.
- If you’ve relighted your own gas service, please call 1-800-743-5000 so PG&E can do a safety check.
- For estimated times of gas restorations, visit pge.com and click on Wildfire Response.
- PG&E will inspect adjacent facilities and ensure locations are safe to receive power before safely re-energizing homes and businesses.
- When it’s safe and access is allowed, restoring service will typically take 48-72 hours – depending on the extent of damage and required work.
- Do not use a generator unless it’s installed safely and properly. You may be risking damage to your property and endangering yourself and PG&E line workers who may be working on nearby power lines. If you have a generator, please inform PG&E. For more information, visit pge.com/generator.
Treat all downed power lines as if they’re energized and extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and others away from them. If you see one, call 911 first and notify PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.
The community support here in Napa and throughout the county, state, country and beyond has been overwhelming! Signs, flowers, balloons, food - the generosity goes on and on.
We wanted to take a quick moment to remind folks that MYLAR BALLOONS conduct electricity with their silvery coating and if these balloons float away and make contact with power lines, they can short transformers, cause power outages and melt electrical wires, causing public safety risks.
Here is some great information from our PG&E partners:
• Keep metallic balloons indoors, when possible. For everyone’s safety, never permit metallic balloons to be released outside.
• Do not bundle metallic balloons together.
• Never attempt to retrieve any type of balloon, kite or toy that becomes caught in a power line. Leave it alone, and immediately call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000 to report the problem.
• Never go near a power line that has fallen to the ground or is dangling in the air.
• Always assume downed electric lines are energized and extremely dangerous. Stay far away, keep others away and immediately call 911 to alert the police and fire departments.