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It’s Wildfire Season on the West Coast and Flooding on the East Coast – Here’s What You Need to Know to Stay Safe in an Emergency

When logging into PG&E’s (Pacific Gas and Electric) website, the following message appears. WILDFIRE SAFETY – ACTION REQUIRED.

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A quick Google search leads to the following information.

PG&E on Tuesday warned customers in the Bay Area about a new policy that will cut electricity to certain neighborhoods during extreme fire weather conditions.

Customers were told to be “prepared” for when the alerts go into effect and the power could be abruptly cut off….

PG&E is talking about using these pre-emptive power outages specifically during the threat of wildfires like the ones that destroyed nearly a quarter of a million acres in the north bay last October.

PG&E has now been blamed for some of those fires. 90,000 people were evacuated and more than 40 people died.

Southern California Edison has a similar program in place…. Continue Reading

Hurricanes And How Radios Are Essential In Times Of Emergency

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Millions of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and Caribbean residents had an old friend help them get through the toughest days of a dangerous 2017 hurricane season: AM/FM radio. Many didn’t have a radio of their own, but instead would gather around a business with one or in someone’s car. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, every day at 3pm, the Governor would share over the radio what resources would be distributed, if any, as well as any new updates with the storms. Continue Reading

Amateur radio gives you the best news in a true emergency

A true emergency is something like what happened recently in Oroville and Sacramento Valley area – where an emergency spillway that has never been used in the previous 48 years begins to fail. This failure threatened the lives and livelihood of over 150,000 people and resulted in forced evacuation. Everyone thinks, if they have a […]

Top 10 Emergency Preparedness Tips

With September being the month of National Preparedness we wanted to give you a short checklist of what to do for being prepared: 1. Know your area and what disasters you might encounter – this will help you plan appropriately 2. Create a plan (even something as basic as knowing exit routes and local emergency numbers) […]

September Podcast Friday

AT C. Crane, we LOVE to learn new things and to listen to shows that challenge our thinking and provide intelligent discussion. Big Picture Science does exactly that . . . as uncovered by our friend Thomas Witherspoon at SWling.com Some of the recent topics at Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: Brain Gain – Separating […]

2018 Dads Gift Guide

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Are you READY?! Father’s Day is just around the corner and everyone at C. Crane is excited to share some our favorite picks for the Gentlemen in your life who are Dads!

For even the savviest shoppers, one may run into the moment when we are left wondering “What would be an amazing gift for my Dad that he will enjoy and use?” That’s where we come in to help you make the best choice possible. What’s better than a gift from C. Crane?! Continue Reading

Why Buy A C. Crane Radio?

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Whether you are a new listener to radio or an avid long-term fan, our radios please all audiences. Need a radio to master the outdoors while you are out Gardening, Hunting, Fishing, enjoying a cup of tea overlooking a beautiful sunset or just taking a Nature walk? C.Crane has been working hard at the drawing board for over 30 years now and it’s all because of YOU! When our customers suggest to tweak something or add another component, we listen and produce exactly what you were looking for each and every time! Continue Reading

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