Public Safety Power Shutoff

What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff ?

During a threat of extreme weather or wildfire conditions, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may turn off power for a period of time as a safety precaution.  A Public Safety Power Shutoff could last for several days, so residents are asked to be prepared:  

  • Have a personal safety plan in place for every member of your household (including pets).
  • Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power.
  • Build or restock your emergency supply kit, including food, water, flashlights, a radio, fresh batteries, first aid supplies, and cash.
  • Identify backup charging methods for phones.
  • Learn how to manually open your garage door.
  • If you own a backup generator, ensure it is ready to safely operate.

The decision to turn off power could be a result of a number of factors including high winds, low humidity, dry vegetation, or a fire threat.  Prior to turning off the power, PG&E, the Alameda County Office of Emergency Services, and the City of Dublin will attempt to alert residents.  After extreme weather has passed, PG&E will inspect the lines in affected areas before power is safely restored. 

To receive alerts from Alameda County, visit  You may also sign up to receive text messages from Dublin Police Services through Nixle.  Simply text "Dublin" or the City's zip code - 94568 - to 888777 to receive free alerts.   

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