Important Alerts and Advisories


PG&E Power Situation, October 2019

(This update was posted on Friday, Oct. 11, at 6 a.m.)

green power symbolDe Anza College is open as usual today – Friday, Oct. 11 – and PG&E has indicated there are no further public safety power shutdowns planned for Santa Clara County at this time. Students and employees will receive text or email notifications if the situation changes. 

You can also check for updates here and on social media.


(This update was posted on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4:50 p.m.)

Students and employees can expect campus to be open as usual on Friday, Oct. 11, unless they're advised otherwise by text or email from the Foothill-De Anza Police Department's automated alert system. 

You can also check for updates here and on social media.


(The update below was posted on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 5:15 a.m.)

De Anza College will be open today, based on information available as of 4:50 a.m. Students and employees: Please watch for updates via text messages or emails from the Foothill-De Anza Police Department's automated alert system, which will notify you if a campus closure becomes necessary.

You can also check for updates here and on social media.


(The update below was posted on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at 1 p.m.)

De Anza College remains open based on the latest information from PG&E. The window for a possible power shutdown to the campus has been extended.

Classes and other operations will continue until or unless an outage occurs, or there is new information. The Foothill-De Anza Police Department will advise students and employees via text message if the campus is closing.

You can also check for updates here and on social media.


(The update below was posted on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at 5:20 a.m.)

Based on current information, all Foothill-De Anza College District campuses will be open today – Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Please watch for updates via text messages or emails from the Foothill-De Anza Police Department's automated alert system. These messages will let you know about any campus closure, if that becomes necessary, or related information.

Updates will also be provided through the college website and on social media. You can also check the PG&E website for alerts at https://bit.ly/PSPS_PGE 


 (The update below was posted on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.)

Santa Clara County has been alerted to a possible PG&E public safety power shutoff tomorrow — Wednesday, Oct. 9 — and potentially beyond, due to high winds and other weather conditions. This could result in the closure of De Anza College (and Foothill College as well). The college may also close if PG&E shutdowns affect significant numbers of students and staff.

Please watch for text messages or emails from the Foothill-De Anza Police Department's automated alert system. These messages will let you know about any campus closure, if that becomes necessary, or related information. Alerts will be sent as soon as information becomes available, and no later than 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Updates will also be provided through the college website at deanza.edu and on social media

You can also check the PG&E website for alerts at https://bit.ly/PSPS_PGE.

Thank you for your patience in the coming days.

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More Resources

New PG&E Website

  • PG&E has launched a new website with a faster-loading map, which you can use to check the status of any address in Northern California.
  • You can also check the main PG&E website for shutdown alerts: https://bit.ly/PSPS_PGE 
  • See below for links to news sites with their own outage maps

Tips on Coping

Here are some news articles with useful information 

Community Centers 

  • Visit this City of San José webpage and scroll down for their latest "flash report," including safety tips and a list of community centers that offer bottled water and electronic device charging
  • Check this City of Cupertino webpage to find "charging stations" where residents can recharge small devices
  • Visit this PG&E webpage and scroll down for community resource center locations in other counties, which offer bottled water, device charging and air conditioning

Outage Maps

You may find more information by checking the maps at these news sites

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