As a severe weather system approaches, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is taking proactive measures to mitigate potential power outages in San Joaquin County. With strong winds expected, PG&E spokesperson Jeff Smith highlighted the risk of tree branches and other debris interfering with power lines, which could lead to outages.
In anticipation of the storm, PG&E crews have been diligently inspecting and trimming trees and vegetation near power lines to minimize the risk of outages. Additionally, crews are strategically stationed to respond swiftly to any downed trees or power lines, ensuring prompt restoration of power to affected areas.
Tree removal and trimming companies, such as Larry’s Tree Care based in Stockton, are also gearing up for the impending weather. COO Vincent Kundert emphasized the readiness of their crews to address potential damage across San Joaquin County. With a high call volume anticipated, Kundert stated that all hands will be on deck to respond to customer requests promptly.
Stockton residents like Jeremy Terhune expressed concerns about the safety risks posed by the strong winds, particularly regarding falling branches. Taking proactive measures, Terhune has already pruned trees near his home and secured patio furniture to minimize potential damage.
Overall, residents and utility companies alike are preparing diligently for the severe weather, emphasizing safety and readiness to mitigate any adverse effects. With proactive measures in place, San Joaquin County remains poised to weather the storm effectively.