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Posted on: October 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] PG&E Emergency Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

This is a night time shot of the fire from five years ago on Mt Diablo. Viewers can see the silhouet

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 1850 Danville homes.

The PSPS event is set to begin on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 between 6:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M.


  • 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: 
  • 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.  

For questions or concerns about the PSPS program and other emergency preparedness issues, contact Emergency Services Manager Jeff Hebel at (925) 314-3368 or

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