Due to gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, PG&E may need to turn off power for public safety at homes throughout the 24/680 over the next 36 to 48 hours.
PG&E is advising residents to prepare for outages that could last longer than 48 hours. Get the latest information on this event HERE.
Due to the forecasted extreme weather conditions, PG&E is considering proactively turning off power for safety, and implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff, across portions of approximately 30 northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties. Portions of counties that may be impacted include, but is not limited to: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.
The main period of weather risk is early Wednesday morning through Thursday midday. The dry, windy weather pattern is expected to reach from the northern portions of PG&E’s service territory and down through the Sacramento Valley before spreading into the central areas of the state including most of the Bay Area.
As part of PSPS preparedness efforts, PG&E is asking customers to:
- Update their contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours. PG&E will use this information to alert customers through automated calls, texts, and emails, when possible, prior to, and during, a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
- Plan for medical needs like medications that require refrigeration or devices that need
- Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency
- Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and
- Keep in mind family members who are elderly, younger children and pets. Information
and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at pge.com/wildfiresafety.