A change in the weather forecast prompted PG&E to call off an expected power shutoff in the area, according to the county.
Staff says “almost all” of the affected addresses provided by PG&E to the city appear to be outside city limits. But Berkeley Hills residents should still be ready to evacuate with a red flag warning in effect.
Frustrated with the official handling, some people in the disability community organized their own emergency response efforts during recent blackouts.
Most addresses in the city had reportedly gotten their electricity back by Monday evening, authorities reported.
The city of Berkeley has warned affected residents to prepare to be without power until Friday.
Air quality in the city has been improving steadily over the day Monday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s monitor in West Berkeley. As of noon, the rating was listed as moderate.
More than 7,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley remained without power Sunday night and relief may still be days away. A new blackout is set to begin Tuesday in Alameda County. Details are limited.
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Clark Kerr resource center is open to anyone seeking refuge from the power outage.
Several trees and tree limbs have come down as forceful gusts hit Berkeley. Some brought power lines down with them.
PG&E says the planned outage will affect nearly 1 million customers in the state.
Lights could go out at John Muir and Emerson elementary schools, both in the Elmwood neighborhood.
PG&E will cut power to more than 57,000 homes and businesses in Alameda County for more than two days beginning Saturday at 8 p.m., officials have announced.