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Posted on: October 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Red Flag Warning and Possible PSPS Tomorrow

Public Safety Power Shutoff

We have received reports that PG&E is currently turning power back on in Marin. However, while PG&E is working to restore power from this outage, we have also been notified of a second potential power shutoff that may occur early tomorrow morning, Tuesday, October 29. The outage could be widespread across Marin County and last a couple days. 

  • The Corte Madera Community Center (498 Tamalpais Drive) and Town Hall Council Chambers (300 Tamalpais Drive) will remain open as Community Charging Centers for as long as our community is experiencing power outages.
  • Even if your power is restored this evening, you may experience a second shutoff tomorrow. Please take this time to prepare for another outage: we urge you to use the opportunity to charge any medical equipment, phones and other electronic devices and to also restock emergency kits. You may only have a matter of hours.
  • Updated status of charging stations, grocery stores and pharmacies is available at, in addition to outage safety tips and advice for contacting 9-1-1 with limited cell service.
  • Please continue to check-in with your neighbors and know how to find your local public safety facility in case of emergency.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Marin County for 8am Tuesday through 4pm Wednesday. Weather conditions call for strong winds and critically low humidity. Residents are strongly encouraged to exercise caution.

Additional information, including a full list of charging centers, PG&E Resource Centers and safety reminders can be found here:

Who to call for information:

Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency calls, including questions about medical devices, community resource center and charging center locations, and referrals to other social services.  2-1-1 should be your primary contact number. In addition, residents can text MARINSHUTOFF to 898-211 (or MARINAPAGON to 898-211 for Spanish speaking residents) to receive helpful information.

Only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical emergency (e.g., severe bleeding, chest pain, etc.), or to report a downed power line or tree which could create a public hazard.

All questions regarding PSPS events and extended outages should be directed to PG&E via their website and 1-800-743-5000. Residents and businesses can access updated PSPS information from PG&E online at and verify impacted addresses at

Prepare for Outage Now:

Take inventory of available supplies such as non-perishable food, water, and flashlight batteries.

Have some cash available in case retail point-of-sale devices are unable to accept credit cards during an outage.

Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged.

Know how to manually open electric garage doors and gates.

Identify several evacuation routes for your location in case roads are blocked. Tell someone out of the area which routes you plan to use.

Keep vehicles fueled and ready in case of an evacuation.

Make a list of what you’ll want to take with you if you leave your home quickly. Consider the Five P’s of Evacuation: People/Pets; Prescriptions; Papers; Personal Needs; Priceless Items.

Residents who depend on electrically powered life sustaining equipment should follow these steps:

Call their emergency contact for support and assistance. Consider relocating to a non-affected area.

Call their durable medical equipment provider for additional supplies and resources.

Call their healthcare provider for medical guidance.

Call 2-1-1 for general information and resources.

Call 9-1-1 if experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency.

For more information, including what to do during a power outage, visit and

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