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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/18/2019 09:30 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/18/2019 12:36 PM
Expires: 01/01/2024 12:00 AM
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Our Area Not on PG&E's Potential PSPS Shutoff Event List! (Update...Some Northern Amador Customers Received Notifications)

San Francisco, CA...Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor a strong offshore wind event expected to begin early Wednesday morning (Nov. 20) and last through Thursday morning. To reduce the risk of wildfire in these conditions, PG&E may turn off power to approximately 250,000 customers in portions of 19 counties in the Sierra Foothills, North Valley and North Bay. Other parts of the Bay Area are not expected to be included in a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).





The weather forecasts continue to be dynamic, so the extent of wind and PSPS impacts may change. No decision has been made about calling a PSPS at this time.

As of tonight, portions of the following counties could be affected if PG&E moves forward with a PSPS: Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

PG&E plans to notify potentially affected customers beginning Monday morning (Nov. 18)—about 48 hours before a potential shutoff—by phone, text and email. PG&E is working closely with state, county, local and tribal partners to prepare for the potential PSPS.

Weather Information

PG&E meteorologists currently anticipate a wide area of high winds, including sustained winds of up to 25 mph, gusts in the 30-50 mph range and peak gusts above 55 mph.
Fire Weather Watches have been issued in PG&E's service area.
Vegetation is extremely dry:
Average precipitation in the Northern Sierra by this point in November is typically 5 inches; this year, that region has received 0.3 inches of precipitation.
Temperatures in PG&E's service territory are 5-15 degrees above average for this time of year.
The recent series of extreme wind events have also contributed to dry conditions, as wind has a drying effect on vegetation.

Customer Notifications

When possible, the company notifies potentially impacted customers at 48 hours, 24 hours and again just prior to a power shutoff—for those customers who have provided their contact information to PG&E.
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 by a PG&E employee with a knock on their door when possible. A primary focus will be given to those customers who rely on electricity for critical life-sustaining equipment.

How to Stay Informed

Starting Monday, customers can look up whether their address could be affected at pge.com/pspsupdates.
For the latest weather information, including the PSPS 7-Day forecast, visit pge.com/weather.
For general information about how a Public Safety Power Shutoff works, visit pge.com/psps.
PG&E will provide frequent updates on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as through Nextdoor.
PG&E will provide frequent updates to news media.

How to Prepare for a PSPS

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

Plan for medical needs like medications that require refrigeration or devices that need power.
Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.
Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash.
Keep in mind family members who are elderly, younger children and pets.
Learn more about wildfire risk and what to do before, during and after an emergency to keep your family safe at PG&E's Safety Action Center.

PSPS Criteria

No single factor drives a Public Safety Power Shutoff, as each situation is unique. PG&E carefully reviews a combination of many criteria when determining if power should be turned off for safety. These factors generally include, but are not limited to:

A Red Flag Warning declared by the National Weather Service
Low humidity levels, generally 20 percent and below
Forecasted sustained winds generally above 25 mph and wind gusts in excess of approximately 45 mph, depending on location and site-specific conditions such as temperature, terrain and local climate
Condition of dry fuel on the ground and live vegetation (moisture content)
On-the-ground, real-time observations from PG&E's Wildfire Safety Operations Center and observations from PG&E field crews

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 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com and www.pge.com/news.


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Posted on: 2019-11-18 10:52:45   By: Anonymous
 
I bet it will be by the time the shut off's start! They are taking NO chances!!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-11-18 12:08:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes they add more counties as the event gets closer.
    Turn the power off on the weekends keep the Bay fools
    away!

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      Posted on: 2019-11-18 14:30:25   By: Anonymous
       
      WACKO KARL STOUGHTON!!!!WACKO KARL STOUGHTON!!!WACKO CARL STOUGHTON!!!

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        LOCK HIM UP!!!
        Posted on: 2019-11-18 14:38:09   By: Anonymous
         
        Space Troll

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          Re: LOCK HIM UP!!!
          Posted on: 2019-11-19 12:50:11   By: Anonymous
           
          JERK!!!!

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        Re: /\/\ wacko karl staunton
        Posted on: 2019-11-18 19:14:33   By: Anonymous
         
        Who is this Karl and who keeps doing this redundant "lock him up" comment? Grow up!

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        Re: /\/\ Karl Stoughton
        Posted on: 2019-11-18 19:15:21   By: Anonymous
         
        PS Thats Karl Stoughton-typo!

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      Posted on: 2019-11-19 12:53:49   By: Anonymous
       
      You know.....at any time there could be a BIG earthquake in California. It would most likely put the power out in most of the state for a very extended time. Fire could be a result of earthquake too. People should have made attempts to be more self sufficient, especially if your home and its appliances are dependent on just one source of power. Solar, wind, battery, propane, wood..................

      It's actually not a bad thing that people are now being forced to be more self sufficient. Nor is Natural Selection a bad thing.

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    Posted on: 2019-11-18 14:22:04   By: Anonymous
     


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-11-18 18:28:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Funny the pinetree doesn’t talk about trump when he is doing extremely poorly against his impeachment. Let’s ask Rudy, Donald, Mick and Mike

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-11-19 12:40:23   By: Anonymous
         
        Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-11-18 19:37:53   By: Anonymous
     
    At the same time the national weather service is calling for a winter weather warning Tues thru Thurs. Go figure!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-11-19 12:48:41   By: Anonymous
       
      You know.....at any time there could be a BIG earthquake in California. It would most likely put the power out in most of the state for a very extended time. Fire could be a result of earthquake too. People should have made attempts to be more self sufficient, especially if your home and its appliances are dependent on just one source of power. Solar, wind, battery, propane, wood..................

      It's actually not a bad thing that people are now being forced to be more self sufficient. Nor is Natural Selection a bad thing.

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        Re: /\/\ being self sufficient
        Posted on: 2019-11-19 14:30:35   By: Anonymous
         
        I have books to read, puzzles I can do-all by candlelight or flashlights, lanterns, etc. and my cards to play solitaire or maybe a game with someone else or more and also dominoes-2 man, or 3 or partners. I also have a gas grill and plenty of wood and of course, we have water here. There's always the creek too! It's now cold enough at night to even store perishables outside if necessary. There are ways of surviving such occurrences. Being creative and innovative is the key; not to forget to be sharp,to be on your toes, and to have faith in yourself ones close to you and in God!

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          Re: /\/\ being self sufficient
          Posted on: 2019-11-19 18:25:18   By: Anonymous
           
          There were no large fires in the Sierra this summer. Good job PG&E.

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            Re: /\/\ being self sufficient
            Posted on: 2019-11-19 19:13:34   By: Anonymous
             
            Profanity

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            Re: /\/\ being self sufficient/\/\ no large fires this summer in Sierra
            Posted on: 2019-11-19 19:34:27   By: Anonymous
             
            That is so true!

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