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PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL POWER OUTAGE STARTING SATURDAY OCT. 26
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Berkeley, California (Thursday, October 24, 2019) - PG&E has told Alameda County that, due to dry and windy weather conditions, it plans to shut off power on Saturday afternoon to 58,000 customers in the county, including portions of Berkeley stretching down from the hills.

PG&E says this outage may last for multiple days. You can specifically look up whether your address is affected by searching https://psps.ss.pge.com. You can also see a general map of the outage area, though all addresses shown in the shaded area may not be affected. Please note that this is a dynamic and evolving situation, and PG&E may update their information over time.

Visit the City's website for a full list of resources in the event of what PG&E labels as a Public Safety Power Shutoff.  www.cityofberkeley.info/psps

Resources for people with power-dependent medical needs

Call 3-1-1

If you have power-dependent medical needs, please call 3-1-1 between 7am and 7pm to let us know what those specific needs are so that we can help determine what other individualized resources might be available.

311 will also have information about community resources, which will also be provided by an after hours call center.

Relocate if possible

If you are power-dependent for medical reasons and you live in a potentially affected area, please relocate to an unaffected area if possible.

Easy Does it Dispatch Line (24/7): 510-704-2411 will be available for Berkeley community members who need:

  • Transportation to another location (within one mile of Berkeley)
  • Personal attendant services
  • Wheelchair accessible transportation
  • Wheelchair repair

These services for Berkeley are funded in part by the City of Berkeley.

Call 9-1-1 if life is threatened

If you are unable to relocate and the loss of power will cause an immediate life threat, call 9-1-1 for transport to an Emergency Room.

A task force we've mobilized for several years has been working with a number of community agencies to coordinate resources and help with outreach to people with access and medical needs. Our work will continue throughout this planned outage.

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