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

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

The site, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, combines emergency response, recovery and resilience data into a single spot for simple access by customers. It is a a single-quit portal that consists of regional and state resources, overall health solutions, shelters and housing, preparedness data, and a lot more.

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

RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with data and sources for existing incidents, transportation impacts, essential overall health solutions data, shelter and housing places, unemployment help and other state data. The site also directs customers to Public Security Energy Shutoff data and preparedness strategies. As incidents continue to evolve, the portal will be updated to reflect the most recent data and any further sources the state could create.

The Governor yesterday declared a statewide emergency due to the risky climate circumstances. Earlier these days, Governor Newsom joined the state’s major fire and emergency management officials to deliver an update on statewide fire and wind circumstances, 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, overall health officials, residents and local leaders in Petaluma, Napa, Geyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings concerning the ongoing fire threats and the will need 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.

Beneath 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 aspect of the Governor’s wildfire security actions.

The legislation developed a new wildfire security division at the CPUC and a board of independent specialist advisors to a lot more efficiently regulate the security of publicly owned utilities. The law mandated that utilities tie executive compensation to security efficiency, invest $five billion in security improvements without profit, and go via a new yearly wildfire safety overview and certification process. It also demands new inspections of utility electrical gear. Beneath the law, utilities will have to develop a wildfire security committee in their corporate board, and deliver direct board-level security reporting to the CPUC.

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