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FLASH REPORT #6: Atmospheric River Preparation and Monitoring

Post Date: 02/07/2024 5:00 PM

City of San José
Emergency Operations Center

Media Line: 408-535-7777
Email: [email protected]

Date/Time of Update: February 7, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Storm Response
PG&E reports just over 3,000 customers are without power in San José as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, down from nearly 50,000 earlier this week. The City of San José is assessing the damage from the storm moving through the Bay Area. For more information, visit PG&E’s outage map at Please visit PG&E’s outage map for more updates:

Was Your Property Damaged in the Storm?
If the storm caused structural damage to your property, call 408-535-3555. We have a Damage Survey process to help you quickly obtain permits and inspections.

  • This is only for structural damage.
  • Damage Survey fee may apply.
  • City construction taxes will not be charged on related building permits.
  • For more information, visit

Storm Inconvenience Program:
Residents who lost power for 48 hours or more may be eligible for a storm inconvenience payment from PG&E. Visit the website to see if you qualify.

You May Qualify for a Backup Battery:
Residents who rely on a medical device, assistive technology or durable medical equipment may qualify for the PG&E program that supplies customers with a backup portable battery. Sign up now to prepare for future emergencies. To learn more about the program visit

Food Safety:
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, your refrigerator will keep food safe for up to four hours during a power outage. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Discard refrigerated perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers after four hours without power. After a power outage, never taste food to determine its safety. You must evaluate each item separately.

For a list of food items and their safe storage times and temperatures, visit

Medication Safety
Some drugs require refrigeration to keep their strength, including many liquid drugs.

  • When the power is out for a day or more, throw away any medication that should be refrigerated, unless the drug’s label says otherwise.
  • If a life depends on the refrigerated drug, but the medications have been at room temperature, use them only until a new supply is available.
  • Replace all refrigerated drugs as soon as possible.
  • More information from the CDC here:

Need a Charge?
If you are without power and need to charge medical devices, phones, or other devices, you may do so at any community center or library during normal business hours. Find a list of open libraries at and open community centers at

Stay Informed:
The public is encouraged to keep informed by:

No further flash reports will be issued unless the situation worsens. Crews continue monitoring and responding in the field.


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