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Tiburon Peninsula prepares to help distanced crowds during power shutoffs

Tiburon Peninsula disaster-readiness officials have been working behind the scenes to prepare community hubs that will provide internet, power strips and medicine refrigeration in the event of public-safety power shutoffs this fire season. And due to the pandemic and physical-distancing mandates, the spaces will be configured to keep people safe as coronavirus cases continue to climb in Marin. Two locations on the peninsula — Tiburon Town Hall and the Belvedere Community Center — will serve as temporary community hubs if power is preemptively shut off by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to prevent its equipment from sparking a wildfire during extremely dry, windy and hot weather in the region.

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