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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2020 11:00 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/20/2020 11:00 PM
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High Wind Event Means PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety for About 54,000 Customers in Portions of 19 Counties and Two Tribal Communities on Wednesday

San Francisco, CA....Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to monitor a potentially strong and dry offshore wind event forecasted to start Wednesday evening. Given the expected conditions, PG&E began its one-day advance notifications to customers in areas where PG&E may need to proactively turn power off for safety to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines.





Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff Wednesday evening through Friday morning

The potential PSPS starting Wednesday evening could impact approximately 54,000 customers in portions of 19 counties in the Northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent elevated terrain, the Northern Sierra Nevada generally north of I-80, the North Bay mountains, and Mt. Diablo in the East Bay. Specifically, customers in portions of the following counties are being notified: Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Napa, Plumas, Santa Clara, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

The potential PSPS event is still approximately 24 hours away. PG&E’s in-house meteorologists, its Wildfire Safety Operations Center and its Emergency Operations Center, continue to monitor conditions closely and additional customer notifications will be shared over the next few days.

Customer notifications—via text, email and automated phone call—began Monday afternoon, approximately two days prior to the potential shutoff. Customers enrolled in the company’s Medical Baseline program who do not verify that they have received these important safety communications will be individually visited in person by a PG&E employee when possible. A primary focus will be given to customers who rely on electricity for critical life-sustaining equipment.

The sole purpose of a PSPS is to reduce the risk of major wildfires during severe weather. While a PSPS is an important wildfire safety tool, PG&E understands that losing power disrupts lives, especially for customers sheltering-at-home in response to COVID-19.

Potentially Impacted Counties

The potential shutoff is currently expected to impact approximately 54,000 customers in the following 19 counties:

  • Alameda County: 470 customers, 24 Medical Baseline customers
  • Butte County: 11,291 customers, 988 Medical Baseline customers
  • Colusa County: 565 customers, 32 Medical Baseline customers
  • Contra Costa County: 563 customers, 45 Medical Baseline customers
  • Glenn County: 377 customers, 18 Medical Baseline customers
  • Humboldt County: 298 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 963 customers, 69 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lassen County: 319 customers, 17 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 4,316 customers, 175 Medical Baseline customers
  • Plumas County: 781 customers, 25 Medical Baseline customers
  • Santa Clara County: 236 customers, 9 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shasta County: 22,760 customers, 1,794 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano County: 49 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 960 customers, 35 Medical Baseline customers
  • Stanislaus County: 33 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tehama County: 7,759 customers, 665 Medical Baseline customers
  • Trinity County: 458 customers, 21 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yolo County: 11 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yuba County:  1,324 customers, 96 Medical Baseline customers
  • Total*: 53,533 customers, 4,022 Medical Baseline customers
 

*The following Tribal Community counts are included within the County level detail above.
  • Cortina Rancheria Tribal community: 8 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customer
  • Grindstone Rancheria Tribal community: 49 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
 

Customers can look up their address online to find out if their location is being monitored for the potential safety shutoff at www.pge.com/pspsupdates.

 

Community Resource Centers Reflect COVID-Safety Protocols

 

PG&E will open Community Resource Centers (CRCs) to support our customers. These temporary CRCs will be open to customers when power is out at their homes and will provide ADA-accessible restrooms and hand-washing stations; medical-equipment charging; Wi-Fi; bottled water; and non-perishable snacks.

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CRCs will follow important health and safety protocols including:

 
  • Facial coverings and maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet from those who are not part of the same household will be required at all CRCs.
  • Temperature checks will be administered before entering CRCs that are located indoors.
  • CRC staff will be trained in COVID-19 precautions and will regularly sanitize surfaces and use Plexiglass barriers at check-in.
  • All CRCs will follow county and state requirements regarding COVID-19, including limits on the number of customers permitted indoors at any time.
 

Besides these health protocols, customers visiting a CRC in 2020 will experience further changes, including a different look and feel. In addition to using existing indoor facilities, PG&E is planning to open CRCs at outdoor, open-air sites in some locations and use large commercial vans as CRCs in other locations. CRC locations will depend on a number of factors, including input from local and tribal leaders. Outdoor CRCs will provide grab-and-go supply bags so most customers can be on their way quickly.

 

Here’s Where to Go to Learn More

 
  • PG&E’s emergency website (pge.com/pspsupdates) is now available in 13 languages. Currently, the website is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Hmong, Khmer, Punjabi and Japanese. Customers will have the opportunity to choose their language of preference for viewing the information when visiting the website.
  • Customers are encouraged to update their contact information and indicate their preferred language for notifications by visiting www.pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-800-743-5000, where in-language support is available.
  • Tenants and non-account holders can sign up to receive PSPS ZIP Code Alerts for any area where you do not have a PG&E account by visiting pge.com/pspszipcodealerts.
  • PG&E has launched a new tool at its online Safety Action Center (safetyactioncenter.pge.com) to help customers prepare. By using the "Make Your Own Emergency Plan" tool and answering a few short questions, visitors to the website can compile and organize the important information needed for a personalized family emergency plan. This includes phone numbers, escape routes and a family meeting location if an evacuation is necessary.
 

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.


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Re: no subject
Posted on: 2020-10-20 23:03:32   By: Anonymous
 
Not in Amador, Calaveras, or Tuolumne counties. Good!

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:23:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Fuk both PG&E and Trump

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 17:48:00   By: Anonymous
       
      How about you fuk yourself there spread cheeks...

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GO SOLAR
Posted on: 2020-10-21 03:46:17   By: Anonymous
 
GO SOLAR
PG&E start fires
GO SOLAR

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    Re: GO SOLAR
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 05:22:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Solar sucks, Go nuclear...

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      Re: /\/\ Go NUCLEAR...
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:19:20   By: Anonymous
       
      WTH are you gonna do with nuclear? We might as well build our own windmills in the backyards like they did back in the day or maybe (if we have room) go back to the gristmill method to grind our wheat etc. Or kill 2 birds with one stone-ride an exercycle to stay in shape and simultaneously create our own electricity? Go figure-that's what this is all coming too! We are a spoiled society and I am the first one to admit it! thank you

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        Re: /\/\ Go NUCLEAR...
        Posted on: 2020-10-22 01:02:38   By: Anonymous
         
        You have become persona non grata here.

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      Re: GO SOLAR
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:24:03   By: Anonymous
       
      Solar sucks, and so does your mom. Literally.

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        Re: GO SOLAR
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 17:49:29   By: Anonymous
         
        Daddy quit spreading your cheeks...

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          Re: GO SOLAR
          Posted on: 2020-10-21 21:08:08   By: Anonymous
           
          Your wife is a super spreader while you're at work dude!!

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            Re: GO SOLAR
            Posted on: 2020-10-22 07:23:56   By: Anonymous
             
            Daddy when you spread cheeks why do you wink at me ? Thats your daddy old man...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-21 06:53:43   By: Anonymous
 
Black Bart, trying to be a super spreader.?!?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:24:43   By: Anonymous
     
    How about Trump tuesday at the pickel pach?

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      Re: /\/\ How about Trump...
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:32:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes, how about that? For your info Trump is winning votes in Tuscon AZ along with the whole state of Arizona. What a crowd that was! He and his family have all been getting involved in this campaign and working hard at it non stop! What has the opponents done? Nary a thing and it sounds like they don't make much effort to campaign and have nothing better to do than waste their time criticizing Trump. End of story! thank you

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        Re: /\/\ How about Trump...
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:36:36   By: Anonymous
         
        I know how bad you’re going to feel in 2 weeks. The shock of your candidate losing can be pretty tough.

        But then get over it, because no one is coming to take your guns or your god. Just going to handle the pandemic and the economy, and run the government like a sane person.

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        Re: /\/\ How about Trump...And those rallies
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 07:49:22   By: Anonymous
         
        So you you have some unemployed or retired Lemmings attending super spreader events before election day. Taking away the ease, and legality, of mail in ballots.
        Won't be surprising if Trump signs executive orders requiring a covid test of negative to vote in person on election day.
        Comparing Trump with Hitler or Putin becomes easier each day.
        SRS still thinks the idiot in chief has nipped this in the bud.
        Sad that anyone would revere an amoral unstable genius that gas paid more in taxes to China than the US.

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        Re: /\/\ How about Trump...
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:29:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Because the Biden campaign cares about public health. Even Melania has opted out of the rallies this week because she is still feeling the effects of COVID. These are different times which call for modifications to business as usual. At least from those who care about the well-being of others.

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        Re: /\/\ How about Trump...
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:30:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Nope, looks like AZ is going to go Biden. It's what's called a purple state now.

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        Re: /\/\ How about Trump...
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 21:08:50   By: Anonymous
         
        STFU inbred Steve Smith

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 09:26:48   By: Anonymous
     
    What does Black Bart have to do with PG&E?
    Right Justified Text


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Re Black Bart
Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:27:54   By: Anonymous
 
Yeah, just what we should do.... book a party with 200 of your closest friends and relatives in a district with a high COVID count and filled with people who say "government can't tell me what to do."

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-21 08:34:25   By: Anonymous
 
Trump's antics and public lies are those of a desperate man. It's all so silly because most voters have already made up their minds. In 2016, Trump was the anti-government candidate who was going to clean out the swamp. Instead he brought his own swamp with him and showed that he is unable to work with others. Americans may be weary of COVID but more so, they are tired of chaos and looking for a real leader to unite rather than further divide. Trump is unable to pivot from his usual mode of name calling and blaming others. it will be his undoing and history will not be kind to his presidency or his enablers.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-21 09:50:23   By: Anonymous
     
    BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! You can say every negative thing about President Trump but he is going to be re-elected and there is not a damn thing that you can do about it. Sloppy Joe is a lying, corrupt politician and doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

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      Re: Be Nice!!!
      Posted on: 2020-10-21 10:40:41   By: Anonymous
       
      That hole in the ground is his basement. As a result of his obsession with that room sales of basement bunkers has sky-rocketed. I've heard that O'Biden is moving his basement to the stage for Thursday nights debate. It's a safe place and nobody will see the teleprompter on the wall.

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        Re: Be Nice!!!
        Posted on: 2020-10-21 13:07:51   By: Anonymous
         
        So, now that you clowns got that of your chest how about the subject of this post. This is an issue that you can actually do something about versus baseless chatter. Secure another power company for your county, which can be accomplished. And question why Calfire is no longer able to protect the state! They have over the years eliminated dozers and engines as well as the resource response system.

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          Re: Be Nice!!!
          Posted on: 2020-10-22 01:18:09   By: Anonymous
           
          Call up the Board of Supervisors meeting and let them have it will you. We have tried to vote in people who would be able to lead the county into the future with clear vision. But no, we get pulled back into the corruption again because you transplanted Flatlanders have no idea what has happened in the past, and what needs to be done to fix it.

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            Re: Be Nice!!!
            Posted on: 2020-10-22 11:01:28   By: Anonymous
             
            Well said!!

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