Public Safety Power Shutoff

In order to reduce the risk of wild fires, energy companies like PG&E will turn off power in certain areas during times of extreme fire danger. This type of power outage is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or PSPS. Scroll down for info about what to do before, during, and after a PSPS.


October 30, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – Mandatory Evacuations Lifted, Power Back OnEn Español

October 29, 2019, 2:30 p.m. – Shelter Updates and Power Shut Off. En Español

October 28, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – Shelter Updates and Power Shut Off. En Español

October 28, 2019, 1:30 a.m. – Shelter Updates, Air Quality & Needs.  En Español

October 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m.Shelters, Power Shut Off, School Closures. En Español

October 27, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – Shelter & Shut Off Info. En Español

October 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. –  Updates and InfoEn Español.

October 26, 2019, 11:30 p.m. – Final Update for 10-26-2019. En Español.

October 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.Petaluma Shelter Update. En Español.

October 26, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – Petaluma Shelters – RVs, Livestock & Pets. En Español.

October 26, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – Petaluma Shelters – How you can help.

October 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – Petaluma is opening shelters to support mandatory evacuations in the Town of Windsor and the City of Healdsburg.  Read More.

October 25, 2019 – We have been informed that PG&E expects to shut off power to a portion Petaluma beginning Saturday(10/26) through Monday (10/28).



Actions you can take now:

  • Register for Nixle – click here
  • Read our Public Safety Power Shutoff tips
  • Make a plan that’s appropriate for your family and/or business

Power Shutoff Info

A Power Shutoff could occur with little notice and last for hours or even days. Because the electric system is so connected, Petaluma could experience a Power Shutoff even if there is not a high fire risk in our immediate area.

The City of Petaluma is working hard to make sure our systems and staff are prepared for a Power Shutoff. We ask that you do the same for yourself, your family, your business, and your neighborhood.

Don’t wait for a power shutoff to happen and hope for the best. Get prepared NOW. Help your neighbors and friends–particularly those with medical needs that require electricity–get prepared, too.

Click the links below for online and printed resources with information about the Public Safety Power Shutoff program and emergency preparedness in general.

Learn about Public Safety Power Shutoffs via the PG&E website and printed materials.

Get PSPS tips: how to prepare your family, how to manage a medical condition, and how to get your business ready.

Find out how the City of Petaluma is preparing for power shutoffs and other emergencies.

Sign up to receive emergency alerts from the City of Petaluma and other agencies.