Dear Neighbor,

Another PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff is scheduled to occur later today, affecting parts of Berkeley. The latest information we have from PG&E is that the power shutoff will begin in Alameda County around 5 p.m. this evening . Please note that this is an earlier start time from the most recent previous update. The outage is expected to last into Mon., Oct. 28th, with power shut off for 48 hours (however no official end time has been announced by PG&E). The start time and duration may change with little to no notice, depending on weather conditions.

Are You Impacted By the Planned Power Shutoff? Please use the PG&E address look-up tool to check if your specific address is affected. You can also view the map below to see if your address is in the affected shaded area, although all addresses shown in the shaded area may not be impacted. Similar to last time, the Berkeley hills are expected to lose power. If you believe you may have trouble evacuating in an emergency and you are in a high fire danger area expected to lose power, please make plans to leave as soon as possible. Those who plan to stay in the shutoff area should be prepared with enough food and water for the outage to last up to five days (through Wed., Oct. 30th). 

Stay Informed. You can sign up for PG&E's zip-code-specific text message alerts by texting "ENROLL" to 97633. P lease click HERE to sign up for emergency alert messages from Alameda County and please visit the City of Berkeley Public Safety Power Shutoff news page for the latest updates. During the power outage, all City libraries will be posting flyers with updates and City emergency information and instructions will be available on the radio at 1610 AM.  

Free wi-fi will be provided 24/7 outside all Berkeley libraries. All libraries will be open during regular hours and will be equipped with charging stations:
  • Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St., Hours: Sat.,10/26 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10/27 1-5 p.m.; Mon., 10/28 12-8 p.m.
  • North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, Hours: Sat., 10/26 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10/27 Closed; Mon., 10/28 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • South Branch/Tarea Hall Pittman, 1901 Russell St., Hours: Sat., 10/26 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10/27 Closed; Mon., 10/28 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Clarement Branch, 1940 Benvenue Ave., Hours: Sat., 10/26 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10/27 Closed; Mon., 10/28 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • West Branch, 1125 University Ave., Hours: Sat., 10/26 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 10/27 Closed, Mon., 10/28 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Be Prepared. Heavy winds and high fire danger conditions are expected to last through the morning of Mon., Oct. 28th. Regardless of whether you're in the power shutoff zone, all Berkeley residents should prepare a go-bag in the event of an imminent wildfire. Please visit the City's  wildfire evacuation page for more information .

If you have power-dependent medical needs, here are further instructions and resources:
If you are power-dependent for medical reasons and you live in the power shutoff zone, please relocate to an unaffected area if possible. If you need assistance, please call 311 from a Berkeley landline or 510-981-2489 from a cell phone from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to let the City know about your specific needs and to learn what individualized resources are available. The 311 service line will also operate an after-hours call center. If you have specific medical needs, they can collect your contact information for call back from a 311 staff person.

The Easy Does It Dispatch Line ( 510-704-2411) is available 24/7 to provide:
  • Transportation to another location (within one mile of Berkeley)
  • Personal attendant services
  • Wheelchair accessible transportation & wheelchair repair

If you are unable to relocate and the loss of power will cause an immediate life threat, please call 911 for transport to an emergency room.

Stay Safe!