Governor Newsom Launches Resource Web site for Californians Impacted by Wildfires and Energy Shutoffs


Author: Workplace of Governor Gavin Newsom
Published: Oct 28, 2019
Sacramento, California

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a new state web page with tools and sources for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed energy shutoffs.

The web page, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, combines emergency response, recovery and resilience info into a single location for effortless access by customers. It is a a single-quit portal that consists of nearby and state resources, wellness solutions, shelters and housing, preparedness info, and much more.

“California continues to rise to the challenge of energy shutoffs and organic disasters,” stated Governor Newsom. “RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with a unified portal for vital info throughout this state of emergency. This web site will constantly be updated as necessary to present Californians with the sources they need to have.”

RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with info and sources for present incidents, transportation impacts, very important wellness solutions info, shelter and housing areas, unemployment help and other state info. The web page also directs customers to Public Security Energy Shutoff info and preparedness recommendations. As incidents continue to evolve, the portal will be updated to reflect the most recent info and any more sources the state could create.

The Governor yesterday declared a statewide emergency due to the unsafe climate situations. Earlier right now, Governor Newsom joined the state’s best fire and emergency management officials to present an update on statewide fire and wind situations, and announced that California has secured a Fire Management Help Grant to assistance guarantee the availability of sources to fight the Getty Fire. California has also secured Fire Management Help Grants to bolster the response to the Kincade and Tick fires, for which the Governor previously declared a state of emergency in Sonoma and Los Angeles counties.

More than the course of the previous week, the Governor has met with emergency responders, wellness officials, residents and local leaders in Petaluma, Napa, Geyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings relating to the ongoing fire threats and the need to have to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their energy shutoff choices.

The Governor has also announced a $75 Million Program for state and nearby governments to mitigate the impacts of energy shutoffs, and unveiled a series of new partnerships and new tools to assistance safe medically vulnerable populations throughout these events.

Beneath Governor Newsom’s leadership, California passed AB 1054, wildfire security and utility reform legislation that expands the CPUC’s capability to hold utilities accountable for their security record — a central portion of the Governor’s wildfire security actions.

The legislation produced a new wildfire security division at the CPUC and a board of independent specialist advisors to much more efficiently regulate the security of publicly owned utilities. The law mandated that utilities tie executive compensation to security overall performance, invest $five billion in security improvements without profit, and go by way of a new yearly wildfire safety critique and certification process. It also demands new inspections of utility electrical gear. Beneath the law, utilities ought to generate a wildfire security committee in their corporate board, and present direct board-level security reporting to the CPUC.

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