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Storm Preps - How To Stay Safe

Storm Preps - How To Stay Safe

As the first large storm of 2015 moves toward Northern and Central California packing heavy rain and gusty winds, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hard at work preparing for the storm and reminds customers to have a preparedness plan ready as well for potential power outages and other storm related hazards.  The utility is closely tracking the weather system and mobilizing crews and materials into areas that will feel the brunt of the storm, so they can get to work and restore service to impacted customers more quickly.

Get Ready For Foggy School Days

Get Ready For Foggy School Days

A decision will be made by 6 a.m. if buses will be delayed.

If there is a delay -announcements will be made on your local TV stations including KVPT Channel 18 and KMJ 580 AM radio.

Schedule A means buses delayed 2 hours.

Schedule B means buses delayed 4 hours. That also means all transportation for kindergarten classes are cancelled.

 FOGGY DAY INSTRUCTIONS ONLY APPLY TO BUS TRANSPORTATION.

All classes operate as usual.

Solar Projects at 18 Locations Around Clovis Unified

Solar Projects at 18 Locations Around Clovis Unified

 

Because energy meters with lower annual usage have a higher per kilowatt cost, sites were selected that would most benefit from replacing traditional metered electric service with renewable energy resources. Several factors were considered in determining where the installation of solar would provide the optimum cost savings.

·                     First, the system size required at each meter to yield the highest possible amount of savings was calculated. Meters with lower annual usage have the highest cost per kilowatt hour, and so offer the best savings opportunities.

Safety Tips in Stormy Weather

Safety Tips in Stormy Weather

 

With winter rain and thunderstorms that occur, wind can cause trees to blow over on power lines. Wet roads also cause traffic accidents that may result in autos hitting power poles. Electric power lines are designed to be out of the public’s reach.

When electric power lines fall to the ground they should be considered “live”, or energized, with electricity flowing. If you see a downed power line:  Don’t touch or try to move the power line, or anything in contact with it.  Do call 911.  Do keep yourself, children and animals far away. 

If a power line falls across a vehicle:  If you’re not in the vehicle, stay far away and keep others away while calling 911.  If you’re inside the vehicle, if it’s safe, stay in the car until help arrives. 

Preps For Heavy Rains and Flooding

Preps For Heavy Rains and Flooding

 

 

City of Clovis Makes Sandbags Available & Reminds Residents to Prepare for Upcoming Storms

                                    

A series of winter storms will be bringing prolonged periods of rain through  the Clovis area.  In preparation, Clovis is reminding residents to take the following precautions:

 

• Keep battery powered flashlights and radios on-hand in case of power outages

 

• Clear your gutters and storm drains of any debris

 

• Assemble an emergency supply kit that includes first aid and essential medications; protective clothing; valuable documents in a waterproof container or plastic bag

 

Pea Soup Fog Makes San Joaquin Valley Notorious

Pea Soup Fog Makes San Joaquin Valley Notorious

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Safety experts are bracing for the two foggiest months of the year in California's San Joaquin Valley and hoping an intricate warning system continues to keep drivers safe.

Areas along Highway 99 south of Fresno are notorious for dense tule fog, a thick patchwork that materializes after rain an average of 35 days a year.

The sudden transition from sun to fog often catches drivers by surprise.

In 2007 a 108-vehicle pileup killed two people and closed 99 for half the day. Officials began planning then for a fog warning system along the highway's most dangerous 12 mile stretch south of Fresno.

Since 2010 Caltrans has operated six weather stations, 12 cameras, 39 electronic message signs and 41 microwave sensors that automatically warn drivers when conditions become dangerous.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Foggy Conditions: Which Headlights Should You Use?

Foggy Conditions: Which Headlights Should You Use?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles would like to remind everyone to use low beam headlights when driving in the fog.

Officials say you should not use high beam headlights because they can reflect back and cause glare.

The CHP offers these tips to help you stay safe on the road:

  • Turn off radio and cell phone
  • Slow down
  • Roll down your window and listen for traffic

Officials say if you are involved in a fog-related accident, the best thing you can do is pull as far off the road as possible, turn off the lights and keep your foot off the brake pedal.

For more safety tips, visit www.chp.ca.gov/html/fog-tips.html.