UPDATE: Fire, Public Works Depts. respond to incidents during high wind event

Julie Reichle

Piedmont Fire Department remains on alert through the latest Red Flag warnings.

As of 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28th, PG&E has begun the restoration process for the nearly 900,000 Californians in 35 counties who were affected by their Public Safety Power Shutoff. It could take up to 48 hours before power is restored, so your patience and understanding is requested.

The wind event has begun to subside. Over the past 36 hours, the Fire Department responded to five calls for wires down and Public Works responded to more than ten calls of downed branches. There is a possibility of another wind event developing on Tuesday and Wednesday and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Alameda County remains under a BURN BAN, with all outdoor fire, (including barbeques, fire pits, etc.) PROHIBITED. Firefighters will be patrolling the city and will be enforcing the ban.

The City is monitoring the reduced air quality and will make determinations on programming based upon updated readings.

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