SAN LEANDRO, CA: The City of San Leandro is working hard to prepare and keep the community informed and safe during the previously announced PG&E power shut-off. Recently, PG&E notified the City that the large-scale power shut-off will commence at approximately 12:00 p.m. (noon) today. This shut-off could impact approximately 1,200 PG&E customers in San Leandro and approximately 35,000 residences and businesses throughout Alameda County.
Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter this morning issued the following message to the San Leandro community:
“As you know, PG&E is implementing public safety power shut-offs around much of the state due to fire danger from high winds and low humidity. These actions are being carried out minimize the risk of PG&E’s electrical infrastructure setting off a fire. Like all members of the public, we are working to get accurate, detailed, and timely information. The latest information we’ve received is that San Leandro is likely to be impacted around mid-day today. PG&E says the outage could last up to 5 days, but we are certainly hoping the duration will be shorter. It is our understanding that areas west of Interstate-880 will not be subject to the power outage, and most businesses in those areas should remain open.
The City is working hard to prepare, keep you informed, and keep you safe. Our on-duty Police staffing has been increased and we are closely coordinating with the Alameda County Fire Department. Please avoid unnecessary calls to 911, and remember that all intersections with non-functioning traffic signals should be treated as a 4-way stop. City operations may be impacted. We expect to have full generator functionality for public safety buildings, although some City services may be affected or delayed. We intend to keep all libraries and community centers open as long as they have power. These facilities will offer community members a place of respite with to access air conditioning and power if they need it during business hours. Please inventory your emergency supplies such as batteries and flashlights for evening hours. Although water supplies should continue to be available, the East Bay Municipal Utility District has advised the public to conserve water so as not to strain resources.”
For future updates, please follow any one of the City of San Leandro social media channels, including Facebook (@CityofSanLeandro), Twitter (@CitySanLeandro), and Nextdoor, or subscribe to the Police Department's Nixle site (https://local.nixle.com/city/ca/san-leandro/). We will be communicating with residents with updates as the event unfolds.
PG&E’s website has been frequently inaccessible due to high usage. To find a map of affected areas, consider using the following map resource that was prepared by SFGate: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1vw6HaeBAn2RbfDkgFXgmQl06vk03dqzx&ll=37.74767427302538%2C-122.1398826323242&z=12.
Other tips for preparing for a power outage can be found here: https://prepareforpowerdown.com/
For more information, contact Alice Kim, Communications Manager at 510-577-3372 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.