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Morgan Hill Police, California
Tuesday October 8th, 2019 :: 04:03 p.m. PDT


PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

PG&E has informed us that portions of Morgan Hill will be impacted by a large-scale PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff. This shutoff will begin as early as late evening on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

• Refer to or call 1-800-743-5002 for the most recent updates. It is suggested to enter your specific address to determine if you are within the impacted area.

• Make sure that you are signed up to receive notifications directly from PG&E about Public Safety Power Shutoffs. You will need your PG&E account information to do this.

• All schools in the Morgan Hill Unified School District plan to remain open. Check with your private school administration on their power outage plans.

• The City of Morgan Hill reminds all community members to be responsible for their own emergency preparedness. Be aware of neighbors who are elderly, people with disabilities, or who otherwise might be more likely to need help. For emergencies, please call 911.

Information on Preparedness
• Be prepared to be without power for up to 5-7 days. Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies, cash, and fully charged mobile devices with backup batteries on hand. Please review PG&E's recommendations for how to prepare now.

• Stock up on emergency food and water. Prepare your emergency plan, especially for medication that needs to be refrigerated.

• Fuel your vehicles now as gas stations can’t pump gas without electricity. Know how to open your garage door without power or park your vehicles outside.

• Assume all power lines are still energized. It’s also important to understand how to safely operate your generator before an emergency occurs. You can learn more tips on the safe use of generators at PG&E’s Safety Action Center at

• Use battery-operated flashlights, and not candles, due to the risk of fire. Unplug or turn off all electric appliances to avoid overloading circuits and to prevent fire hazards when power is restored.

• Please call 911 only for emergencies, not to get information. For information regarding the City of Morgan Hill’s services during a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff please call (669) 201-2565.

Information Regarding City Services

• Traffic signals in the outage area may be without power. Every intersection with traffic signals out or flashing red should be treated as a four-way stop. As you approach the intersection, come to a stop and look carefully before proceeding to ensure that your fellow drivers are also coming to a stop.

• The City is planning to maintain water and sewer service during the outage by using emergency generators. Emergency generators will have a noise impact. We do not currently anticipate water or sewer service outages.

• If you get your water from a private well or rely on a private pumping system to serve your residence or business, your water and sewer service may be interrupted.

Please be aware that all scheduled meetings and events for the week ahead are subject to cancellation based upon the event location and if it is impacted by an outage.

Morgan Hill Police, California
16200 Vineyard Blvd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-779-2101

Sgt. Bill Norman
Special Operations

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