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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2019 10:14 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/19/2019 10:14 PM
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PG&E's PSPS Shut Off Scaled Back to Portions of 16 Counties & Amador Off the List!!

San Francisco, CA...Customers in portions of 16 counties have been given a 24-hour notification by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) starting Wednesday morning. Six counties won’t be impacted Customers in six other counties, originally notified that they would be part of the PSPS, have now been notified that they will not lose power, as weather conditions improved. Those counties no longer impacted are: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo.

These customers will be contacted by PG&E via text, email or automated phone call to confirm that they will not be impacted by the PSPS. Weather forecasts continue to be dynamic with significant variation across different portions of PG&E’s service area. As an example, some parts of PG&E’s territory are under a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service, while other locations are subject to a Winter Storm Advisory.

High fire-risk conditions are forecast to begin early tomorrow morning and continue into Thursday. High winds are currently expected to subside Thursday mid-morning. PG&E will then inspect the de-energized lines to ensure they were not damaged during the wind event. PG&E will safely restore power in stages as quickly as possible, with the goal of restoring most customers by end of day Thursday, based on the current weather conditions.

While there is considerable uncertainty regarding the strength, timing and humidity levels associated with this weather system, the shutoff is currently expected to impact approximately 181,000 customers in the following 16 counties: County Customers Medical Baseline Cities or unincorporated areas with some customers potentially impacted
Bangor, Berry Creek, Butte Meadows, Chico, Clipper Mills, Cohasset, Forbestown, Forest Ranch, Magalia, Oroville, Paradise, Stirling City
El Dorado
Camino, Coloma, Cool, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, El Dorado Hills, Garden Valley, Georgetown, Greenwood, Grizzly Flats, Kelsey, Kyburz, Lotus, Mount Aukum, Pacific House,
Pilot Hill, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Rescue,
Shingle Springs, Somerset, Twin Bridges
Glenn 171 6 Elk Creek
Lake 16,013 900 Clearlake, Cobb, Hidden Valley Lake,
Kelseyville, Lakeport, Loch Lomond, Lower
Lake, Middletown
Mendocino 1,289 39 Hopland
Napa 11,181 247 Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa,
Napa, Oakville, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Saint
Helena, Yountville
Nevada 29,202 1,171 Grass Valley, Nevada City, North San Juan,
Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Washington
Placer 11,179 493
Alta, Applegate, Auburn, Baxter, Colfax, Dutch
Flat, Emigrant Gap, Foresthill, Gold Run,
Meadow Vista, Weimar
Plumas 344 1 La Porte
Shasta 8,940 866 Anderson, Cottonwood, Igo, Millville, Palo
Cedro, Redding
Sierra 1,160 14 Alleghany, Downieville, Goodyears Bar, Sierra
Solano 1,970 84 Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Winters
Sonoma 38,376 1,218 Annapolis, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Calistoga,
Cazadero, Cloverdale, Duncans Mills,
Forestville, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Guerneville,
Healdsburg, Jenner, Kenwood, Monte Rio,
Penngrove, Petaluma, Rio Nido, Santa Rosa,
Sonoma, Villa Grande, Windsor
Tehama 6,680 479 Cottonwood, Flourney, Manton, Mill Creek, Red
Yolo 400 7 Guinda, Rumsey, Winters
Yuba 3,942 229 Browns Valley, Brownsville, Camptonville,
Challenge, Dobbins, Forbestown, Marysville,
Oregon House, Rackerby, Strawberry Valley
On PG&E’s website, the map provides a visual representation of potentially impacted areas.
The best way for customers to confirm if they will be or won’t be affected by a PSPS is to use
the online address lookup tool at
Timeline for safety shutoffs
If PG&E calls the PSPS, the shutoffs will take place in phases beginning Wednesday morning
through early afternoon, based on local weather conditions.

Customer notifications and impact
The company began notifying potentially impacted customers yesterday (48 hours prior) and
notified them again today, 24 hours and four hours prior. Customers who have provided their
contact information to PG&E were notified by phone, text and email.

It's important to remember that customers not impacted by the PSPS may experience power
outages due to PG&E equipment damaged during this weather event; those customers will
not be notified in advance.

It is also very possible that customers may be affected by a power shutoff even though they are
not experiencing extreme weather conditions in their specific location. This is because the
electric system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities,
counties and regions.

Community Resource Centers
To support customers in the affected areas, PG&E will open several Community Resource
Centers (CRCs). Restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned
seating for up to 100 will be available at these facilities. Locations are below, and more are
being confirmed. The locations of CRCs will be available at
The following services will be provided at our Community Resource Centers:
• Snacks (non-perishable)
• Ice
• Blankets (upon request)
• Heater
• Restroom facilities
• Charging stations

How Customers Can Prepare
PG&E is asking customers to:
• 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.
• 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

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 and

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-11-20 04:33:01   By: Anonymous















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    Posted on: 2019-11-20 07:40:22   By: Anonymous
    Now they’re saying power outage early next week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving in the dark and turkey sandwiches!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-11-20 08:54:09   By: Anonymous
Cold turkey for Thanksgiving? Maybe we won't be able to even cook it! Oh, what fun!!!

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    Be Prepared
    Posted on: 2019-11-20 10:20:00   By: Anonymous
    If you live in the Mother lode, you should have supplemental heat and cooking, lighting.
    A generator is suggested, heat from wood, a propane cooking , lighting, heating set up, always water stored and food for a few days. We have low snow sometimes, power out for days, it happens .

    The PG&E infrastructure is aged, and it sometimes fails, or they shut the power off

    Power can be lost for many reasons, you should be prepared

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      Re: Be Prepared
      Posted on: 2019-11-20 11:04:03   By: Anonymous
      Well these morons actually believe it's a democratic conspiracy. Not outdated equipment, old school energy sources and piss poor negligence. Bleeding all of us dry with electric bills, taking advantage of customers until..entire towns and counties burn down. Now they take precautions. Just moving to another state won't change how all these monopolized agencies work, you cannot get away from that.

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        Re: Be Prepared
        Posted on: 2019-11-20 21:04:49   By: Anonymous
        No they can't run from this, but still. Fly be free California haters.

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