Community Roundtables Addressing Wildfire Risk
Recent wildfires throughout California have proven to be catastrophic. In San Diego, we have had the driest start to winter since records began in 1850, dramatically increasing the potential for wildfire. Our preparedness efforts and agency collaborations have made the region much more resilient, but there is more we can do to protect our communities from wildfire.
SDG&E, the American Red Cross and 2-1-1 San Diego are inviting residents living in high fire-risk areas to share their feedback on how de-energizing power during extreme weather conditions affect their homes and businesses. We will also provide more information on how weather impacts the electric grid, and how our operations personnel evaluate field conditions when making the tough decision to shut off power to protect public safety. These are the remaining four of six roundtables being held.
Four Upcoming Roundtables
- Open House (for first half hour) with experts from American Red Cross, 211 and SDG&E
- Welcome and introductions
- American Red Cross, Ray Chaney, Crisis Communications Director
- latest in preparedness efforts and regional collaboration
- SDG&E Meteorology, Steve Vanderburg, Senior Meteorologist
- highlights advances in weather technology and how we all can be better informed
- Community feedback, suggestions, requests
- Public comment