Power Restored to 95% of Marin County

Supervisor Katie Rice 

Power Restored to 95% of Marin County

To District 2 Residents,

I’m sending you the latest update from the County and will be providing additional info on overall event in coming days. Please see below:

As of 9:15am today (10/30), approximately 95% of Marin County metered locations affected by the October 26 PSPS event have had power restored. Some customers (over 10,000) in the following communities are still experiencing power outages, whether PSPS-related or other issue-related:

Community Name     Estimated Number of Customers

Fairfax                         132

Kentfield                      2

Lagunitas                    283                                   

Marshall                      122

Mill Valley                    5,426

Muir Beach                 178

Nicasio                        251

Novato                        11

San Anselmo              455

San Geronimo            265

Sausalito                     2

Stinson Beach             2

Strawberry                  459

Tomales                      234

Woodacre                   625

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.

Four charging stations are available for affected residents to recharge 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)
  • 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.

In addition, PG&E will continue to host resource and charging centers today at the following locations:

  • San Rafael: Albert J. Boro Community Center, 50 Canal Street (Daily, 8am to 8pm)
  • Marin City / Sausalito: Marin City Health & Wellness Center, 630 Drake Avenue (Daily, 8am to 8pm)
  • Novato: 115 San Pablo Avenue (Daily, 8am to 8pm)

Electric Vehicle owners may recharge their vehicles for free at Marin Clean Energy’s 10 public charging stations at 1125 Tamalpais Avenue in San Rafael. 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 will not be charged. On-site staff may ask EV owners to limit charging if there is a line of other customers waiting for charging.

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. 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 either 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.


Contact Info:

Supervisor Katie Rice





District 2 Aides:

Nancy Vernon




Jen Gauna