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Preparation For PG&E Public Safety Power Shut-Offs Neighborhood Meeting

Learn more about potential power shutoffs during the high-risk fire season

WHEN Thursday, July 11, 7:00–8:30 PM
WHERE City Council Chambers, San Rafael City Hall, 1400 Fifth Ave.
WHO: Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber; San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray; Tom Jordan, County Office of Emergency Services; Quinn Gardner, San Rafael Director of Emergency Services; Mayor Phillips, Supervisors Connolly and Rodoni; PG&E Representative.

As you likely have heard, PG&E is planning to closely monitor weather conditions during this fire season and plans to shut down electrical power to circuits in areas of high winds, high temperatures, and dry vegetation. Given their circuit architecture, these outages will likely affect broad areas—some not immediately experiencing the high risk weather conditions. This may include much of or all of Marin County. Based on an analysis of last year’s conditions, we could expect to experience outages totaling up to 20 days, in groupings of 3–6 day stretches. While planning for electrical outages in our homes, there is a broader landscape to consider. What infrastructure is likely to be affected by these outages? Consider that traffic lights, gas stations, ATMs, internet service, cell phone towers, banks, grocery stores, drug stores, and many local businesses may be affected during an outage. Planning is currently underway at the County and City level, and should begin at the neighborhood level as well. Everyone is encouraged to attend, hope to see you there!

Fire In Marin

We had a successful seminar with the help of many of our DCBNA volunteers.  Thank you to Fire Chief Chris Gray, speaker Katherine Randolph and all who helped out with the event.  About 300 neighbors came to learn how to prepare for the event of fire danger.

 

Summer Scoop 2018

Summer Scoop

Thank you all who volunteered and attended the ice cream social at Dominican University on Meadowlands lawn.  We had a blast, variety of ice cream flavors and neighbors got to greet and meet each other.  The weather was perfect on the lawn, and children enjoyed face-painting and arts and crafts.  We not only greeted and met each other but socialized as well.

FIRE IN MARIN! Free Seminar

This “Fire in Marin” seminar at Angelico Hall (Edited), DUC, presented by Katherine Randolph, is the most comprehensive and detailed seminar given to teach the defense of home and life in the face of a wildfire. Your SR Fire Department, the Dominican Black Canyon Neighborhood Association, and the Dominican University emphatically encourage you to attend to learn how to save your home and your life.