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City of Dublin

Posted on: August 2, 2019

Tips to Be Prepared for 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 will aim to alert residents.  After extreme weather has passed, PG&E will inspect the lines in affected areas before power is safely restored. 

To also receive alerts from Alameda County Office of Emergency Services, visit https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612570#/login.  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.   

To learn more, visit https://prepareforpowerdown.com.

Public Safety Power Shutoff Fact Sheet
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