Update from Kate - Parts of Marin County Still Without Power While PG&E Works to Re-Energize

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Update from Kate 

Parts of Marin County Still Without Power While PG&E Works to Re-Energize


~Updated List of Resource Centers

~Free EV Charging Stations

~Handling Food Waste

~Assistance for CalFresh Recipients


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There are still a number of Southern Marin residents without power this morning, so let me first provide an updated list of resources nearby:

Charging stations for recharging cell phones and small devices: 

  • Mill Valley: City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Ave (8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Mill Valley: The Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto (8:30am-8:00pm) - Free Showers Available

PG&E’s resource and charging center:  

  • Marin City / Sausalito: Marin City Health & Wellness Center, 630 Drake Avenue (Daily, 8:00am-8:00pm)

Electric Vehicle owners may recharge their vehicles for free at MCE’s office at 1125 Tamalpais Avenue in San Rafael. There are 10 charging stations, 2 of which are ADA-accessible. Charging stations will remain free until the majority of power is restored to Marin. Patrons will need to swipe a credit card to initiate charging but the fee will be $0. On-site staff may ask EV owners to limit charging if there is a line of other customers waiting to charge.

If you have had power restored, there is important information for you regarding how to deal with the food in your refrigerator and freezer. Most Marin residents affected by the October 26 outage were without power for a minimum of 48 hours, and many for 72 hours or more.  Perishable food must remain at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below to remain safe to eat. Unless food was kept on ice for the duration of the outage, most perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers will need to be disposed. Follow USDA guidelines when evaluating each food item for disposal and use the attached graphic as a helpful resource. When in Doubt, Throw it Out!

Zero Waste Marin recommends that instead of sending all spoiled food to the landfill, remove any packaging and toss spoiled perishable food into the green organics cart for composting. If bagging leaves and yard waste after the high winds, remember to bag leaves in compostable bags or paper bag (no plastic bags).

Residents who receive CalFresh assistance and lost food due to the October 8 and/or October 26 Public Safety Power Shutoff events may apply for replacement benefits (up to 70%). To apply for replacement benefits, contact Marin Health and Human Services at (877) 410-8817 or online at https://www.marinhhs.org/calfresh-snap.

The following is a County-wide update on power restoration and other resources available to residents:

As of 9:15am, approximately 95% of Marin County metered locations affected by the October 26 PSPS event have had power restored. Some customers in the following communities are still experiencing power outages, whether PSPS-related or other issue-related: 

Community Name

Estimated Number of Customers









Mill Valley


Muir Beach






San Anselmo


San Geronimo




Stinson Beach








PG&E personnel are continuing to inspect power lines in remaining outage areas, repairing any damage sustained during the strong wind events of the past weekend.  This damage could lead to potential wildfire ignitions if not repaired prior to re-energization. While PG&E is hopeful all remaining Marin customers will have restored power today, extensive damage in certain areas may prevent full power restoration today.

If you or someone you know needs to access resources in Central or Northern Marin, here are the current options:

Charging stations for recharging cell phones and small devices: 

  • Fairfax: Police Station, 142 Bolinas Rd (Open 24 hours)
  • Larkspur: Central Marin Police Station Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive (Open 24 hours)

PG&E’s resource and charging centers:  

  • San Rafael: Albert J. Boro Community Center, 50 Canal Street (Daily, 8:00am-8:00pm)
  • Novato: 115 San Pablo Avenue (Daily, 8:00am-8:00pm)