October 9, 2019 -- 1:30 pm Update: PG&E Power Shutoff Delayed until 8 pm Tonight

Date Posted: October 9th, 2019 @ 1:36 PM
Last Updated: October 9th, 2019 @ 8:40 PM

Red Flag Warning October 8, 2019

Oakland, CA – PG&E just informed the City of Oakland that its de-energize schedule has changed due to changing weather conditions. They now estimate that the power shutoff in Alameda County and Oakland will begin at 8 pm this evening, as forecast models now show that the high winds will arrive later than originally predicted. PG&E still anticipates that the power shutdown will end at 12 noon on Thursday, and the repowering process will begin shortly thereafter.

PG&E’s Customer Support Center at Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Lot B, will remain open as scheduled until 8 pm. The Center will provide an air-conditioned space where residents can charge devices.

Please check www.oaklandca.gov/firesafety for ongoing updates. A 24-hour media hotline with the latest information is operational at 510-238-2181.

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Media Contact

Michael Hunt

Oakland Fire Department

(510) 289-9822

MHunt@oaklandca.gov

Karen Boyd

City Administrator’s Office

(510) 449-4401

KBoyd@oaklandca.gov

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