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Posted on: October 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Power Shutoff to Affect 1850 Residences

PG&E Sets PSPS for Danville
Power shutoff set for 10/14 affects 1,850 homes

Dry conditions and high winds have increased the chances of a potential wildfire situation, prompting PG&E to institute a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that will affect an estimated 1,850 Danville homes.

The PSPS event is set to begin between 6;00 - 8:00 p.m. Oct. 14, 2020 with residents affected in the area near Diablo Road. According to PG&E’s website, power restoration is expected to begin at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020. To determine if your residence will be affected by the PSPS, go to

 Preparing for a PSPS event:

  • Make sure your PG&E billing information contains your current contact information to receive notifications. 
  • Plan for medical needs, like devices that use batteries/require power or medications that need to be refrigerated. Visit PG&E's Medical Baseline Program page for more information about the program, resources available, and how to apply.  
  • Fuel up vehicles 
  • Charge mobile devices 
  • Prepare backup charging methods for phones or other devices 
  • Keep hard copies of emergency numbers 
  • Create or restock a home emergency kit that includes fresh batteries, flashlights, cash, and first aid supplies. The web site has checklists and other ideas for preparing for an emergency 
  • Know how to manually open your garage door 
  • Plan for the needs of your pets 
  • Unplug electronics or install a surge protector 
  • Ensure backup generators are ready and safe to use 
  • Sign up for emergency alert notifications:  
  1. PG&E PSPS Alerts 
  2. CCC Community Warning System  Phone 925-655-0111 
  3. Nixle: Text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts  
  • For additional wildfire and emergency preparedness tips, visit: 
  • PG&E has also established a Safety Action Center web page in order to provide  helpful information about wildfire risks and what you can do before, during and after an emergency to keep your family safe.   



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