11/18/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/18/2019 15:00
The City of Lafayette has been notified by PG&E that the utility will be conducting a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, affecting areas of Moraga, Orinda, and Lafayette in response to weather conditions that are forecast in the East Bay on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. If there are no changes to the weather forecast, PG&E will begin de-energizing power lines on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Once the weather event has passed, PG&E will inspect and re-energize the power lines. This will affect approximately 7,467 PG&E customers in Lafayette (18,584 in Lamorinda).
What this means is that electrical power could be shut off as early as Wednesday, November 20, at 9:00 a.m. (09:00 PST 20 Nov 2019), and will be off until at least Thursday morning, November 21.
Here are some tips to help prepare:
During the outage:
Lafayette Police will be increasing patrols and are working with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and other public safety agencies to ensure our community remains safe. All the agencies are collaborating to ensure accurate and timely information is provided to all Lamorinda residents.
More information about the PSPS can be found at PG&E's webpage (https://www.pge.com). Other important resources can be found on the City's PSPS Preparation webpage (http://bit.ly/LafayettePSPS). Updates will be posted to the City's website (https://www.lovelafayette.org/), social media sites, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lovelafayette/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/lovelafayette), and Nextdoor, as well as sent out as e-notifications (https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/e-notification).
(Updated 11:55 PST 18 Nov 2019)