Town of Los Gatos

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff - Update

Update as of October 9 at 2:45 p.m. - Due to shifts in the weather, PG&E has announced the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) will take effect around 8 p.m. tonight, October 9th.

The PSPS is due to weather conditions including strong winds and overall high fire risk. The PSPS will affect Santa Clara County, including parts of Los Gatos, and could last up to 7 days.

During a PSPS, all Town services are expected to operate as normal with the exception of the Library, which may be closed. Please call ahead at (408) 354-6891 to check before visiting the Library during a PSPS.

Please prepare emergency plans and supplies for 5 to 7 days, especially medication that needs to be refrigerated. Other supplies should include flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, and cash. 

For all information regarding the PSPS, including to check if your address will be affected, call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000

During a power shutoff, PG&E encourages residents to take these steps:

  • Unplug or turn off appliances, equipment, and electronics to avoid damage caused by surges when the power is restored.
  • Leave a single lamp on to alert you when the power returns. Then, turn your appliances on one at a time.
  • Typically, your refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours and a full freezer will keep its temperature for about 48 hours--if the freezer and refrigerator doors are kept closed. Consider using coolers with ice to keep food cold and safe. 
  • Be sure to use generators, camp stoves, or charcoal grills outdoors only. Do not use a gas stove for heat.
  • Check on your neighbors. 

PG&E will be opening a Community Resource Center at Avaya Stadium beginning on Wednesday, October 9th at 8:00 a.m. and it will remain open during daylight hours only. Restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned seating for up to 100 people will be available. Find all of the Community Resource Center locations, get updates and find resources here:

Get the latest information on a PSPS event on PG&E’s website here:

PG&E’s Safety Action Center is a good resource for making sure your families, neighborhoods and pets are prepared in case of emergency:

Please make sure you update your contact information with PG&E at or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours.

Traffic Safety During a PG&E Power Shutoff
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