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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/13/2018 11:20 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/13/2018 11:20 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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PG&E May Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in Portions of 12 Counties Including Amador & Calaveras

San Francisco, CA...Due to expected extreme fire danger conditions including, the Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service and several other weather factors, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced it may be proactively turning power off for safety and conducting a Public Safety Power Shutoff in several northern California cities within the next 24 hours. PG&E could take the action of turning off the power for safety as early as late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The greater likelihood is potentially turning off the power for safety in advance of Sunday evening wind event that is forecasted to last into Monday morning.





To help reduce the risk of wildfire and to keep our customers, their families and their homes and businesses safe, the company may be turning off power in parts of the following extreme fire risk areas:

Lake County (Clearlake, Clearlake Oaks, Clearlake Park, Cobb, Finley, Hidden Valley Lake, Kelseyville, Lakeport, Lower Lake, Middletown)
Napa County (Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Napa, Pope Valley, Saint Helena)
Sonoma County (Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa)
Yuba County (Brownsville, Camptonville, Challenge, Dobbins, Marysville, Oregon House, Strawberry Valley)
Butte County (Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Clipper Mills, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Oroville)
Sierra County (Alleghany, Downieville, Goodyears Bar, Pike City, Sierra City),
Placer County (Alta, Applegate, Auburn, Baxter, Colfax, Dutch Flat, Emigrant Gap, Foresthill, Gold Run, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Weimar)
Nevada County (Chicago Park, Grass Valley, Nevada City, North San Juan, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Soda Springs, Washington)
El Dorado County (Aukum, Camino, Coloma, Cool, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Fair Play, Garden Valley, Georgetown, Greenwood, Grizzly Flats, Kelsey, Kyburz, Mount Aukum, Omo Ranch, Pacific House, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Shingle Springs, Silver Fork, Somerset, Strawberry, Twin Bridges)
Amador County (Fiddletown, Jackson, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth, Sutter Creek, Volcano)
Plumas County (La Porte)
Calaveras (Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, Rail Road Flat, West Point, Wilseyville)

We are working directly with first responders and state and local agencies to help prepare for this potential safety event. We are conducting outreach to customers in potentially affected areas and also doing special outreach to PG&E customers who are on Medical Baseline.

“The safety of our customers and the communities we serve is PG&E’s top priority. We know how much our customers rely on electric service and would only consider temporarily turning off power in the interest of safety, and as a last resort during extreme weather conditions. PG&E has a plan. We want our customers to have plans, too.” said Kevin Dasso, vice president of electric asset management.

When and where possible, PG&E will provide early warning notification as well as updates until power is restored. Extreme weather threats can change quickly. Out of an abundance of caution, PG&E is providing notice to customers in advance of this safety event through automated phone calls, texts, social media and emails effective immediately.

As part of these preparedness efforts, PG&E is asking customers to:

Learn whether their home or business is in or near a high fire-threat area on the CPUC High Fire-Threat District map. Customers also can visit pge.com/wildfiresafety to enter their address and find out if their home or business is served by an electric line that may be turned off for safety during high wildfire threats.
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 in advance of turning off their electric service for safety, when and where possible.
Prepare for and practice an emergency plan to keep themselves, their families and/or employees emergency-ready and safe during an outage. 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.
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 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.


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PG&E fire bugs
Posted on: 2018-10-14 01:28:00   By: Anonymous
 
PG&E fire bugs.
They start the fires!!
GO SOLAR!!
VOTE

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    Re: PG&E fire bugs
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:47:27   By: Anonymous
     
    I like NUCLEAR

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      Re: PG&E fire bugs
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 22:17:57   By: Anonymous
       
      Profanity

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        Re: PG&E fire bugs
        Posted on: 2018-10-15 07:47:52   By: Anonymous
         
        ^^^ Light are on but know ones home

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    Re: PG&E fire bugs
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:52:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Ya, vote no for solar. Construction is already expensive enough as is, don't need any more laws. Let it be the buyers choice to have it or not

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      Re: PG&E fire bugs
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 10:23:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Gloop...

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    Re: PG&E fire bugs
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 22:14:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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    Re: PG&E fire bugs
    Posted on: 2018-10-15 05:36:34   By: Anonymous
     
    Citizens of the region it is still so dry everywhere the morning humidity and cooler temps mean nothing. If a fire were still to get established it would still burn just as hot and just as fast. PG&E has never had these issues in the past but today we face an all new fire danger with more and more people leaving the cities to move into the Wildland Urban Interface or WUI. With this ongoing issue now we face an even greater risk of major wildland fires due to many new people to the WUI do not have the needed life skills to properly manage their new properties. Cooler heads prevail friends I assure you. If you want fire safety around you then you yourself must be the change you want to see in others around you. This is not about politics or money. It is about saving the happy backsides of those living in the WUI who are clueless as a brick about wildland fire safety.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:18:28   By: Anonymous
 
What about the people who have their own water wells and electric pumps? What about medical problems that need electricity to stay alive? Leaves people like "sitting ducks"! Are they nuts??? Just thinking of their own pocket books.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:29:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Trying to prevent more wildfires and this plan has been forecasted for months. Anyone who lives in the foothills should know that a backup generator is necessary.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 08:53:30   By: Anonymous
       
      There's a lot of poor people who don't have generators too. Hopefully this outage won't be too long. If not I'll just give PG&E a bill for loss of food!

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      Re: Back up generators
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:22:13   By: Anonymous
       
      Sounds like you're a PG and E employee. Screw you... we lived up in the area for 40 years and were used to uncontrollable outages and we did have a generator but this new policy to turn off power for fear of liability is wrong ! Yes its all fine and well if you can afford a generator but what if you can't ? Guess it will take someone dying to right this wrong.

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        Re: Back up generators
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:49:12   By: Anonymous
         
        One needs to look at it in all directions. When there's a fire of undetermined cause, the Lawyers start out of the chute with a lawsuit against PG&E, hoping to get a payoff even if it's not their fault. Going solar will cost you a minimum $35,000 to $40,000. That's out of reach for many. We just had solar installed on our roof for about $19,000 but no batteries, so when the power goes off we still don't have power. The batteries would of doubled the price.
        If you have medical needs that require electric, I hope you have a generator just in case. A big bummer if you have a well and try to hose down things while a fire is going on and you lose power, PG&E is going to cut your power.
        All these lawsuits against them, we just end up paying no matter somewhere in our bills. They're not going to go out of business, they'll just keep hiking up the prices and the last thing we want is for the government to take over, that will be a screw up on day one. Can you imagine if the state of Ca took over? The democrats would be doubling or tripling the price.

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          Re: Back up generators
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 11:15:54   By: Anonymous
           
          Agreed, if PG&E went into state receivership - well, that would not be pretty at all and we would ultimately pay (more).

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        Re: Back up generators
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 11:14:27   By: Anonymous
         
        No, I'm not PG&E but considering all ramifications as the other poster above. It's also fascinating when PG&E held many community meetings asking for input in developing safety plans, they were often attended by a handful of people. PG&E also cannot afford another Butte, Lake or Santa Rosa Fire. At some point, people need to take personal responsibility too.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:39:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah! Your convenience and comfort is more important than public safety.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:51:27   By: Anonymous
       
      What happened to White Pines lake? It looks like they drained it as it is more mud than lake.

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:54:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Drained it to collect discarded hypodermic needles tweakers throw in the lake.

        [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 08:54:19   By: Anonymous
           
          Some roach clips too among other things!

          [Reply ]

            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:51:13   By: Anonymous
             
            Don't forget all the beer cans and bottles, drunks love throwing those out their vehicles while driving, easy to notice traveling down any and all roads up here.

            [Reply ]

              Re:
              Posted on: 2018-10-14 14:14:06   By: Anonymous
               
              Plenty of empties on the sides of our roads, too. So much for those who live here because they so very much love being close to nature.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:52:56   By: Anonymous
         
        The other day I noticed a tractor near the locomotive, looks like they were going to remove some cattails or something. Maybe that's the reason? But it sure looks ugly.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 07:53:04   By: Anonymous
       
      Damn straits!!!!! ^^^^^

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:04:46   By: Anonymous
         
        Someone planted a 3 1/2' alligator in the lake. That's what Fish and game told me yesterday.

        [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 09:07:44   By: Anonymous
           
          Is Merita missing?

          [Reply ]

            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-10-14 10:35:53   By: Anonymous
             
            no but alice is :)

            [Reply ]

              Re:
              Posted on: 2018-10-14 11:16:24   By: Anonymous
               
              If only.

              [Reply ]

                Re:
                Posted on: 2018-10-14 13:51:13   By: Anonymous
                 
                Hope there not going build that stupid span bridge over the spillway. Jon Foust and ding dong Underhill dreamed up with no funding coming out of their pockets.

                [Reply ]

                  Re:
                  Posted on: 2018-10-14 14:30:26   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Hope they saved the carp for Bertha Filipinos will eat anything with gills.

                  [Reply ]

                    Re:
                    Posted on: 2018-10-14 16:05:08   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Big Bertha strikes again!

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                      Re:
                      Posted on: 2018-10-14 16:48:46   By: Anonymous
                       
                      In the picture, snapped in the darkness of a Wilton vineyard, Jack Kautz crouches behind a dead buck, smiling as he holds up the animal's head by its freakishly large set of antlers.

                      It was a buck for the record books with sprawling antlers about an arm's width apart. If Katuz 52, had been had been able to claim it is a official trophy, he could have added it to his long list of accomplishments detailed on the website of his family's Lodi grape growing business, Ironstone Vineyards.

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                        Re:
                        Posted on: 2018-10-14 18:43:49   By: Anonymous
                         
                        yall act like a bunch of moneys trying to sex a football with a gallon of warm vaseline.

                        nuff said.

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PG&E fire bugs
Posted on: 2018-10-14 08:14:21   By: Anonymous
 
PG&E starts the fire!!
Solar works for water wells and all of your house.
Have only solar and no power outage !!
GO SOLAR
VOTE
Lost our house to the fire and we didn’t even have PG&E
GO SOLAR
VOTE

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    Re: PG&E fire bugs
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 08:51:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Vote for more Nuclear Plants

    [Reply ]

      Re: PG&E fire bugs
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 10:24:03   By: Anonymous
       
      A little nuke is good for everyone.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-14 10:31:09   By: Anonymous
 
Please leave the power on how's Merita friend Kristen going to eat her toast with KY jelly on it?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 10:35:39   By: Anonymous
     
    wow tim you must really not like her.

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      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 11:41:43   By: Anonymous
       
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-14 13:29:01   By: Anonymous
 
I'm not pro or con PGE, but something is really starting to stink here! PGE now owns every tree in Ca., the state run, corrupt CDF gets to investigate all wildland fires and BINGO, PGE is always blamed! CDF WORKER's get rich fighting the fires, we the tax payers, pay their salaries, plus their retirement, PGE is then allowed to capture some of or most of their losses, granted by our corrupt, Progressive Goverment, back on their rate payer's, you and I. We, the citizen's and rate payer's get screwed twice, the little boy's in their blue suits get rich fighting the fires PGE causes! What a corrupt system!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 13:43:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Blue suits?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 14:15:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah but they do have a good handle on apostrophe use.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-14 13:55:30   By: Anonymous
 
How did the photo opt go yesterday at Oliveria so called meeting?

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 14:09:05   By: Anonymous
     
    He posted about it on Facebook 😂 lol he is so lame and his flier is actually spelled correctly for once

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-14 15:47:04   By: Anonymous
       
      I mailed Oliveira junk mail back to him.

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 15:48:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Hell anyone can be a BOS district 3 even John Hamilton

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        God help the ignorant people of Calaveras County
        Posted on: 2018-10-14 16:04:43   By: Anonymous
         
        The comment sections are revealing the level of intelligence of the people in the county. Sad.

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          Re: God help the ignorant people of Calaveras County
          Posted on: 2018-10-14 18:18:15   By: Anonymous
           
          I pay for pg&e and they can just shut my power off!! It’s not like I have another choice for power. I’m not a rich yuppie so I can’t get solar even with Obama money. Cal fire has gotten to deep into politics. Check out a book called scorched worth.

          [Reply ]

    Re: The Punctuation Weasel.
    Posted on: 2018-10-14 18:30:22   By: Anonymous
     
    You forgot a hyphen.

    [Reply ]

      Re: The Punctuation Weasel.
      Posted on: 2018-10-15 06:12:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Very smart move, the fire risk is extremely high. These wind events are no joke. The nut job trump thinks climate change is fake news. Us so called flatlanders,can actually think for ourselves. We do not need trump and Fox News to tell us how to think...

      [Reply ]

        Re: The Punctuation Weasel.
        Posted on: 2018-10-15 07:25:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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        Re: The Punctuation Weasel.
        Posted on: 2018-10-15 08:13:56   By: Anonymous
         
        That's right, we need Gavin and elani kookoolokos saving us from ourselves.

        [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-15 08:44:38   By: Anonymous
 
What if everyone got a generator (remember it runs on gas or propane) and it has a problem and starts a fire? Cutting the power isn't the solution. The solution is underground wire and in the meantime have better clear space around all the PG&E power lines! Cutting the power is going to cause hardships for everyone involved.

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    Buried Power Lines
    Posted on: 2018-10-15 10:03:26   By: Anonymous
     
    The costs to bury power lines is too high. Most of the rural areas have ledge rock and large granite flows, the cost to bury is just too much.
    The problem of arcing power lines is an equipment problem. The distribution lines need to be tightened, and questionable lines made so they can't arc.
    Clearances , need to be expanded.
    The ARCT forester said he could not clear more than 12 feet from power lines, or PG&E has a fit.

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      Re: Buried Power Lines
      Posted on: 2018-10-15 13:58:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Stop making excuses for them. The work of clearing any tree that can fall into a line and continued underground placement should have happened years ago. Huge profits were made and nothing done.

      [Reply ]

      Re: Buried Power Lines
      Posted on: 2018-10-15 19:06:14   By: Anonymous
       
      PG&E will clear more than 12', call 877-295-4949 and tell them you'd like to clear more than 12'. They'll often approve up to 25'


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-15 19:08:04   By: Anonymous
     
    PG&E has 28,000 miles of distribution line (the voltages that run through your neighborhood)

    You expect them to trench 28k miles? In mountainous terrain? In an earthquake prone environment? You've clearly not thought this through.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-15 19:53:45   By: Anonymous
       
      I thought the power was to be brought here by unicorns & magic Pixies?

      [Reply ]


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