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Posted on: October 24, 2020

Local Weather Information for Union City Residents

Local Weather Information for Residents

A Red Flag Warning is in effect due to a significant offshore wind event that will come into the region on Sunday and peak Sunday night into early Monday morning. PG&E has announced Public Safety Power Shutoffs for some parts of the Bay Area, but not Union City. Public Safety Power Shutoffs occur when extremely dry, windy conditions with high gusts pose an increased risk for damage to the electric system that has the potential to ignite fires in areas with critically dry vegetation.

To restate, PG&E has indicated as of 3:00PM on 10/24 that THERE IS NO PLAN TO SHUT OFF POWER IN UNION CITY. You can stay updated on any changes by going to the PG&E website to learn if your address is in a planned shutoff area.

Power outages caused by the impact of wind may still occur.

If you see a downed power line, do not approach it and call 9-1-1 immediately.

All other hazards, such as downed trees or major debris, can be reported to UCPD’s non-emergency line at 510-471-1365.

Please do not report power outages to UCPD. We encourage you to call PG&E regarding power outages at 1-800-743-5000.

To prepare for a power outage, follow these tips and head to www.pge.com to learn more guidance on how to prepare:

  • Go to www.pge.com and update your contact information so they can contact you directly about any planned outages.

  • Make sure you phone is fully charged and fully charge any medical devices.

  • Stock up on the right batteries you would need for items you rely on.

  • Make sure you have flashlights close by.

You can also text PSPS to 211-211 to get helpful information related to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff.

East Bay Regional Parks has urged that you do not enter any of their parks during this weather event, which includes Sunday, October 25 and Monday, October 26.

Events, like this, are always a good reminder to touch base with members of your household or family on your emergency plan and make sure you have an emergency go bag packed with supplies in the event you need to evacuate.

Stay safe, Union City!

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