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 site with tools and sources for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed energy shutoffs.

The web site, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, combines emergency response, recovery and resilience data into a single location for effortless access by customers. It is a a single-quit portal that incorporates regional and state resources, well being solutions, shelters and housing, preparedness data, and additional.

“California continues to rise to the challenge of energy shutoffs and all-natural disasters,” stated Governor Newsom. “RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with a unified portal for vital data for the duration of this state of emergency. This web-site will constantly be updated as necessary to deliver Californians with the sources they want.”

RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with data and sources for present incidents, transportation impacts, very important well being solutions data, shelter and housing places, unemployment help and other state data. The web site also directs customers to Public Security Energy Shutoff data and preparedness recommendations. As incidents continue to evolve, the portal will be updated to reflect the newest data and any added sources the state may well create.

The Governor yesterday declared a statewide emergency due to the hazardous climate situations. Earlier currently, Governor Newsom joined the state’s best fire and emergency management officials to deliver an update on statewide fire and wind situations, and announced that California has secured a Fire Management Help Grant to assistance assure 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, well being officials, residents and local leaders in Petaluma, Napa, Geyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings relating to the ongoing fire threats and the want to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their energy shutoff choices.

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

Below Governor Newsom’s leadership, California passed AB 1054, wildfire security and utility reform legislation that expands the CPUC’s potential 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 professional advisors to additional 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 means of a new yearly wildfire safety evaluation and certification process. It also calls for new inspections of utility electrical gear. Below the law, utilities should make a wildfire security committee in their corporate board, and deliver direct board-level security reporting to the CPUC.

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