PSPS Update: Resources You Need to Know

Posted on October 26, 2019


PSPS news and updates

Updated: 10/27/2019 – 10:00am

Following the activation of a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff throughout San Rafael and Marin County, City of San Rafael staff are actively monitoring the event in conjunction with the County of Marin at the Emergency Operations Center.

Police and Fire Stations, and City Hall are currently operating on emergency power and are provided with additional staff to address community needs. 9-1-1 Emergency dispatch is operational.

For Emergencies

If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

For information about outages, road conditions, and other non-emergency inquires, dial 2-1-1

Text to 911 – Wireless customers can now send a text message to 911 in an emergency.

Making Emergency Calls When Cell Towers Lose Power

During a Public Safety Power Shut Off cell towers may lose battery power after a prolonged period of time.
In the case of an emergency where your cell phone will not dial 9-1-1:

  1. Land line phones will still call 9-1-1
    (VoIP internet phones will not work).
  2. All San Rafael Fire Stations have red phones with direct connection to emergency dispatch.
  3. San Rafael Police Department is also staffed 24/7

San Rafael Police Department
1400 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Click here for a list of San Rafael Fire Station locations


San Rafael Public Information Centers

Public Information Centers are being set up at locations throughout the City. Information centers will be staffed, and we will provide updates at those locations when they become available.

Click here to see a list of all Public Information Centers in San Rafael


PG&E Community Resource Center 

  • Al Boro Community Center: 50 Canal Street, San Rafael
  • Open starting Sunday, 10/27 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the duration of the shutoff
  • Bottled water, electronic-device charging, cooling will be provided

City of San Rafael Charging Station 

Once power goes out, local agencies and community partners plan to activate a series of charging stations for affected residents to recharge cell phone and small devices. Hours listed are effective once the outage occurs.

San Rafael Community Center: 618 B Street 

  • Open Monday, 10/28 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the duration of the shutoff
  • Small electronic-device charging; bring your own charging cables

Other Charging Centers in the Area

  • Bolinas: Bolinas Fire Department, 100 Mesa Road (9:00am until 5:00pm)
  • Corte Madera: Corte Madera Rec Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive (Sunday 12pm-5pm, Mon-Thu 9am-4pm)
  • Corte Madera: Town Hall, 300 Tamalpais Drive (Mon-Thu 9am-4pm)
  • Larkspur: Central Marin Police station Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive (Open 24 hours)
  • Mill Valley: The Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley (Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 5:30pm) More information
  • San Anselmo: San Anselmo Library, 110 Tunstead (Saturday & Sunday 12pm-5pm, Mon-Wed 10am-8pm, and Thursday 10am-5pm)
  • Sausalito: Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, (9:00 am- 9:00 pm)

For Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering please direct them to:

Volunteer.cvnl.org

Select “Disaster Response Help”


Donations

We are not accepting physical donations at any of our Public Information Centers or City Facilities.

Cash donations can be made at cvnl.org/donate.

 

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