October 09, 2019

Constituent Guide on Power Outages in East Bay

In anticipation of high winds and potential fire conditions, PG&E has announced a public safety power shutoff in parts of the East Bay, including in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro, beginning today, October 9. Outages may last for several days. The power will be turned off to neighborhoods in stages depending on the timing of the severe wind conditions. BART trains will be running normally.

Below are several ways you can prepare:

  • Check if your home is in the impacted area. Consider temporarily staying with a friend who does not live in the impacted area, if so
  • Write down important phone numbers
  • Charge all of your devices and back up chargers
  • Keep flashlights and fresh batteries
  • Prepare for medical needs such as medical devices that require power and medications that require refrigeration
  • Stock up on food, water, and other supplies and have an emergency plan

PG&E account holders should update their contact info. Non-account holders can register for phone or text updates by zip code at https://www.pge.com/pspszipcodealerts

Sign up for AC Alerts to stay up to date on developments at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612570#/login

Stay up to date on when and where outages can be expected at the map here https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/bay-area-calif-power-outage-map-14503599.php

PG&E has also opened a Customer Support Center in Alameda County at a parking lot at Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Lot B, Oakland CA 94619. The company will provide an air-conditioned space where residents can charge devices. The center will operate from 8am to 8pm. PG&E's 24 hour power outage number is: 1-800-743-5002.

As always, my office is here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, please call my district office at 510-763-0370.


Barbara Lee