South San Francisco, CA October 25, 2019 Submitted by SMC Alert
ADVISORY: PG&E will be disconnecting power to over 65,000 customers in San Mateo County starting Saturday, October 26 in early afternoon. Power is expected to be off for more than 48 hours. Plan ahead.
To see if you are affected by the public safety power safety shut off, visit: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/psps-service-impact-map.page
As of this hour 12:40pm Friday October 25th, this map below shows the potential areas that will expect to have power off. For those who might be traveling, be aware of the possible outages and the impact they will create. Use this link to see updated maps CLICK HERE
REMEMBER POWER OUTAGES WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING SO PREPARE ACCORDINGLY
Gas Stations – Fill up in advance, always keep your tank as full as you can
Devices- Be sure all devices are fully powered up, find alternative ways to continue to keep them powered
Refrigeration – Be sure all perishables have a way to remain frozen/ cold
Flashlights and batteries
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UPDATE From City of South San Francisco
**Another update will be sent at 3:00 p.m. today**
Please note PG&E expects to have a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in parts of South San Francisco – mostly the areas around Westborough, Avalon, Brentwood, West Winston Manor and Buri Buri. To find out if you may be affected, please visit CLICK HERE and enter your address. This will let you know if your home will be affected.
Note the impacted area may change based on changing weather conditions. It’s anticipated that approximately 65,000 residents in San Mateo County will experience an outage starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, 2019, sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The outage is expected to last until Monday. Based on PG&E meteorologist forecasts as well as other local and national forecasts, the weather event this weekend will be the strongest wind event this year. PG&E forecasts sustained winds during this event from 45 mph to 60 mph, with gusts nearing 70 mph.
What South San Francisco is Doing:
What You Should Do:
Potential Community Impacts
The City of South San Francisco will issue another community update at 3:00 p.m. today, and as needed afterwards to keep residents as up to date as possible.
All questions regarding the power outage should be directed to PG&E via their website and (866) 743-6589.