PG&E will begin shutting off power to a portion of Los Altos Hills around 11 a.m. on October 9, 2019. Due to the timing of the weather event, it could be as early as 11 a.m. and as late as 3:00 p.m. PG&E anticipates that restoration of power may begin on Thursday, October 10th at noon. According to PG&E, after restoration begins, it could take up to 5 days to completely restore power to all impacted customers across Northern California. Based on forecasted winds, PG&E is expecting significant damage to their system which can delay restoration times.
Visit http://www.pge.com/pspsupdates to enter your address in their searchable map to determine whether or not your impacted. We are aware that there have been difficulties with their website due to the high volume of use.
Please see the map for the affected areas of Los Altos Hills:
A Red Flag Warning will be in effect for most of Santa Clara County from Wednesday (10/9) beginning at 5:00 p.m. to Thursday, (10/10) at noon for very strong and dry winds with low humidity creating critical fire danger. For the most current weather conditions, please visit: https://www.weather.gov/mtr/
Ensure that you are registered to receive emergency alerts from the Town (Nixle) and AlertSCC by visiting https://www.losaltoshills.ca.gov/370/Emergency-Alerts—Register and by texting your zip code to 888777 for Nixle.
As part of PSPS preparedness efforts, PG&E is asking customers to:
– Update their contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours. PG&E will use this information to alert customers through automated calls, texts, and emails, when possible, prior to, and during, a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
– Plan for medical needs like medications that require refrigeration or devices that need power.
– Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.
– Top off gas tanks
– Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash.
– Keep in mind family members who are elderly, younger children and pets. Information and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at pge.com/wildfiresafety.
– Learn more about wildfire risk and what to do before, during and after an emergency to keep your family safe at PG&E’s Safety Action Center.
- For more information on what to do during and after a Public Safety Power Shutoff, visit: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/outage-readiness.page