Red Flag Warning

What is a Red Flag Warning?

The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when warm temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger.

How Does CPI Operate Under Red Flag Conditions?

During a Red Flag event, CPI implements wildfire prevention protocols in the areas covered by the Red Flag Warning. This includes setting protective devices on the electrical system to automatically de-energize the lines if they detect a faulty current that could be from downed power lines.

How Might This Impact My Service?

Any outages that occur during a Red Flag event will likely impact more members and be longer than normal. This is because CPI personnel must patrol the de-energized sections of line to ensure that all damage is repaired before they turn the power back on.

How Long Will It Last?

The location and duration of Red Flag Warnings are determined by the National Weather Service.

How Will CPI Communicate To Members Before A Red Flag Event?

Whenever possible, CPI will attempt to notify members once a Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. However, situations may prevent CPI from providing notice as the actual onset of extreme weather conditions and other circumstances beyond CPI’s control may disrupt coordination and notification efforts.

CPI will notify members using automated calls, the CPI webpage, and social media.

How To Prepare?

Generator Safety Tips

Food Safety/Spoilage

Additional Preparedness Resources