PG&E Power Shutoff – City of Oakland Says Takes 2 Hours To Do

City of Oakland
(Last Updated On: October 11, 2019)

The City’s Emergency Operations Center remains in a 24-hour operational mode. The Fire Department remains on high alert given extremely hazardous fire conditions. In addition to their normal operations, firefighters have conducted roving fire patrols in the Hills. These resources augment the department’s normal hill company patrols that are out during high fire danger.

Today, firefighters made contact with residents with special medical needs. Additionally, the State of California Office of Emergency Services has pre-positioned fire suppression resources in and the region.

Public Works will have tree crews on standby to respond to any downed trees or tree limbs in the public right-of-way or blocking streets.

Hills residents are encouraged to park their vehicles off-street if possible, to allow improved emergency vehicle access in the event of incidents requiring public safety response.

City of Facility and Program Impacts

Joaquin Miller Park is closed to the public on Red Flag days. Signs will be posted at all park entrances and trails regarding the closure.

Barbeques and fires are prohibited in all City parks on Red Flag days.

Recreation Center Closures

The following facilities will be closed until facility power is restored and the Red Flag Waring is lifted:

· East Sports Center

· Redwood Heights Recreation Center

· Sheffield Village Recreation Center

· Montclair Recreation Center

· Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate

· Joaquin Miller Community Center

· Leona Lodge

· Sequoia Lodge

Head Start Site Closures

The following City of Head Start sites will be closed until facility power is restored:

· Tassafaronga (975 85th Ave., , CA 94621)

· Cosmopolitan (988 85th Ave., , CA 94621)

· Brookfield (401 Jones Ave., , CA 94603)

· 85th Avenue (8501 International Blvd., , CA 94621)

· Lion Creek (6818 Lion Way, # 110 , CA 94621)

For more Head Start information, please call (510) 238-3165. All enrolled families at these sites have been notified.

Public Library Closures

Public Library branches are expected to open unless power is not available. For updates go to http://www.oaklandlibrary.org.

Unified School District Closures

· Fruitvale

· Grass Valley

· Howard

· Montclair

· Sequoia

· Elmhurst United

· Rudsdale Continuation

· Skyline

· Sojourner Truth

Alameda County Social Services Facility Closures in

· Eastmont (6955 Foothill Blvd #100 and #143, , CA 94605)

· Enterprise: (8477 Enterprise Way, , CA 94621)

Key Phone Numbers for Assistance

· Only call 911 for life-threatening situations requiring immediate attention

· Call 311 or (510) 615-5566 for City maintenance issues such as a fallen tree or blocked street

· Call 211 for critical human services information regarding emergency shelters, disaster relief services, assistance with temporary housing, and other basic social needs.

Please check http://www.oaklandca.gov/firesafety for ongoing updates.

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