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Lafayette Police Department
Monday October 7th, 2019 :: 08:10 p.m. PDT


PG&E will be conducting a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Moraga, Orinda and Lafayette area. See attached.

The City of Lafayette has been notified by PG&E that they will be conducting a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Moraga, Orinda and Lafayette on Wednesday morning in response to weather conditions that are forecast for the East Bay from Wednesday 4:00 a.m. to Thursday 12:00 p.m.  
If there are no changes to the weather forecast, PG&E will begin de-energizing power lines at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.  The weather event is forecast to end around 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Once the weather event has past, PG&E will reinspect power lines prior to energizing them.
This will affect approximately 7500 PG&E customers in Lafayette (21,421 in Lamorinda).
What this means is that electrical power will be shut off beginning Wednesday 12:01 a.m. and will be off until at least Thursday afternoon.
Here are some tips to help prepare:

  • Plan for your family and pet medical needs.  Do you have enough prescription meds?  If you have major medical needs that depend upon electricity, is it safer for you to relocate to a friend’s or family member’s home out of the area?
  • Have an emergency supply kit with food and water.
  • Flashlights?  Extra batteries?
  • Keep all of your mobile devices charged.
  • Identify backup charging methods.
  • Store water and non-perishable foods.
  • If you have a generator, do you have extra fuel?
  • Keep vehicle fuel tanks full.
  • Remember, gas stations, stores and ATMs in the immediate area will be closed.
  • Know how to use the manual release on your garage door.
  • Talk with your neighbors and friends and share your plans.
During the outage:
  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Monitor freezer and refrigerator temperatures with a thermometer.
  • Use perishable food supplies first.
  • Use generators, stoves and grills outdoors away from windows.
  • Disconnect electronics and appliances to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • Check on neighbors, animals and family.
  • Drive safely and slowly as traffic signals may not be functioning properly.
Lafayette Police will be increasing patrols and are working with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and other public safety agencies to ensure our community remains safe.
More information about the PSPS can be found at

Lafayette Police Department
3471 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-299-3220

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