Posted on 10/08/2019

Early Warning to the Citizens of Pinole

PG&E continues to monitor the weather and when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted with the next 12 to 24 hours and may impact electric service in portions of your county, PG&E will react.

PG&E could made a decision to turn off power to local customers for their safety.  Maps of impacted areas will be available at We will continue to monitor conditions and will contact you with further updates. If we do need to turn off power for safety, we will work to restore power as soon as it is safe to do so.  For more information visit or call 1-800-743-5002.

Additionally, the City of Pinole has designating the Alex Clark Room in the Public Safety Building as an emergency charging center. 

Before the Shutoff:

·       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.

·        Check your freezer and refrigerator temperature with a thermometer.

·        Use perishable food supplies first.

·        Use generators, stoves, and grills outdoors away from windows. (carbon monoxide)

·        Disconnect electronics and appliances to avoid damage from electrical surges.

·        Check on family, neighbors, and animals.

·        Traffic signals may out, drive safely and slowly.