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Community resources available to assist Placer County residents impacted by recent storms

Feb 07, 2024 04:31PM ● By Placer County News Release

AUBURN, CA - In response to prolonged power outages, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) opened community resource centers at two strategic locations in Placer County, according to Placer County officials on Feb. 7.

These centers aim to assist residents, particularly those with medical devices, by providing essential services throughout the outage's duration.

Currently operational from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. are two PG&E Community Resource Centers at Stewart Hall, 6005 Camp Far West Road, Sheridan; and Loomis Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis.

Available resources include blankets, snacks and water, heating, device charging, ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, seating, small medical-device charging and Wi-Fi.

For PG&E community resource center hours and locations,  visit

Residents with powered medical devices are encouraged to take advantage of the early opening to ensure their devices are adequately charged to meet their needs throughout the night.

Additionally, all Placer County libraries will be open during regular hours, providing a space for community members to charge devices and medical equipment. 

For residents who are affected by the power outage, there are limited supplies of grab-and-go kits provided by PG&E at the Placer County libraries in Rocklin, Auburn and Colfax. Kits include water, snacks, a blanket and other items ,while supplies last.

For library hours and locations, visit

The Capital One Lounge inside the Westfield Galleria in Roseville is also available for charging devices. For hours and location, visit

To stay informed about community resources and receive real-time updates on incidents, road conditions, weather and power outages, residents are encouraged to explore the ReadyPlacer Dashboard at