California obtains electric power from a variety of in- and out-of-state sources, including gas-fired power plants, nuclear power plants, hydropower and renewable sources such as wind, geothermal and solar power. California produces both natural gas and petroleum, but imports more than it produces; in 2006, California imported over 85 percent of its natural gas and nearly 60 percent of its crude oil, either from other States or from other countries.
• California’s energy production, storage and distribution systems are vulnerable to physical hazards as well as shortages caused by market forces, weather and operating conditions.
• Energy disruption may have significant impacts on the state’s economy, environment and standard of living. During extreme weather, an energy disruption may result in a risk to public health and safety. Quick Information
United States Food Administration (USDA) - "Keeping Food Safe During and Emergency"
American Red Cross (ARC) - "Power Outage Checklist"
pdf downloadAdditional Resources:
California Emergency Management Agency Radiological-Nuclear Program
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) - "Know When and How to Shelter in Place"
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - "Power Outages"
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) - "Emergency Preparedness"