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Safety alert: Flex Alert & Possible Rolling Power Outages
To lessen the stress on the power grid during this extreme heat storm, the CA Grid Operator CAISO has called a flex alert for today Thursday, October 1 to help avoid possible rolling power outages.
From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. avoid using large appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers. Set the A/C to 78 degrees or higher if health permits. Turn off unneeded lights and close blinds and curtains. Pre-cool your home before 3 p.m. View more tips.
Prepare for power outages by charging your devices and having a flashlight on hand. During an outage, avoid opening your refrigerator to keep food cold. If traffic lights are out, treat intersections as all-way stops.
The City of San José has activated 3 Cooling Centers today Thursday, October 1st. Camden and the Vietnamese-American Community Centers will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Joyce Ellington Community Center from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Residents who visit a cooling center must follow all county guidelines.