We are subject to PG&E power outages in a variety of circumstances which now include Public Safety Power Shutoffs. Here are some good explanations of what you need to know if you plan to use a home generator.
For a quick overview, look at the Nevada County Generator Safety checklist.
Then, if you prefer to watch video descriptions, here are three good ones that were created for the Nevada County Coalition of Fire Wise Communities:
If you prefer to read, here are some good, readable articles: