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City is closely monitoring the PG&E public safety power shutoff
Posted on October 9, 2019 at 6:26 pm by Clay Curtin
Out of an abundance of caution,
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
announced a potential public safety power shutoff incident, which will affect areas of San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay Area beginning at midnight, Wednesday, October 9. Current projections show that it is unlikely that this will affect Menlo Park customers; however, everyone should plan and be prepared for any power outage.
National Weather Service
has issued a Red Flag Warning due to gusty winds, high temperatures and dry conditions. If these conditions persist, and PG&E needs to turn off power, the outages could last for 4-5 days.
Menlo Park uses the countywide SMC Alert system to notify our residents during emergencies and large-scale incidents. Sign up to receive SMC Alert notifications at
In the event of an actual emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency public safety issues, call 650-330-6300.
Take steps to prepare for power outages
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Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers
Plan for any medical needs such as medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power
Have a personal safety plan in place for every member of your household (including pets)
Build or restock your emergency supply kit with enough supplies to serve each member of your family for at least 72 hours, including food, water, flashlights, a radio, fresh batteries, first aid supplies
Fill your vehicle’s gas tank and keep cash on hand, as electronic transaction devices, fuel pumps and ATM machines will be without power Learn how to manually open your garage door
If you own a backup generator, ensure it is ready to safely operate
Learn more about PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shut-off program at
Find out more information on ways to prepare at
Updated shutoff areas map
address lookup feature and affected areas map
below to see if your Menlo Park property is near a public safety power shutoff affected area.
Note: This map and address search results are unofficial. For official results, visit the
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