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PG&E warns public of fourth Public Power Safety Shut-off within one month

PG&E announced on Monday that its teams are continuing to monitor a potentially widespread, strong and dry wind event Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon that could lead to another PG&E Public Power Safety Shut-off.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 2:45 PM

CALIFORNIA - PG&E announced on Monday that its meteorological and operations teams are continuing to monitor a potentially widespread, strong and dry wind event Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon that could lead to another PG&E Public Power Safety Shut-off.

The event will impact northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties across much of PG&E’s service area.

In response to this anticipated event, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for vast portions of Northern California for midweek. The National Interagency Fire Center’s Geographic Area Coordination Center is also forecasting significant fire potential across Northern California beginning on Wednesday of this week, PG&E said.

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. 

Action News Now will continue to update on the latest developments as they become available.

PG&E listed how to prepare with these resources:

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