SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) warning notifications have been sent out to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers as offshore wind events are forecasted for Tuesday, according to PG&E.
PG&E said it is giving its customers a 48-hour warning that customers in the areas may be without power to reduce fire risk.
Customers affected began receiving notifications Sunday evening and PG&E employees will be doing in-person visits to customers enrolled in the Medical Baseline program, according to PG&E.
The PSPS may change due to weather conditions as it is planned to start Tuesday night.
The outage will affect five local counties, including Butte, Shasta, Glenn, Tehama and Trinity counties.
The largest affected counties will be Butte and Shasta counties as a combined 27,000 customers may be affected in the counties.
There will be three Community Resource Center in Butte County and will be open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday:
- Magalia Pines Baptist Church at 14098 Skyway Rd.
- Forest Ranch Baptist Church at 4967 Schott Rd.
- Berry Creek Elementary at 286 Rockefeller Rd.
Shasta, Trinity, Glenn and Tehama counties do not have any resources centers scheduled to be open, according to the PG&E map.
The outage could shut off power for about 39,000 customers in 16 counties throughout the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
The following breakdown of each county is listed below:
- Butte County: 13,841 customers, 1,366 Medical Baseline customers
- Glenn County: 17 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
- Humboldt County: 643 customers, 13 Medical Baseline customers
- Lake County: 2,727 customers, 184 Medical Baseline customers
- Lassen County: 65 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
- Mendocino County: 239 customers, 15 Medical Baseline customers
- Napa County: 1,804 customers, 87 Medical Baseline customers
- Plumas County: 778 customers, 27 Medical Baseline customers
- Shasta County: 14,027 customers, 1,239 Medical Baseline customers
- Sierra County: 1,035 customers, 30 Medical Baseline customers
- Solano County: 71 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
- Sonoma County: 106 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customer
- Tehama County: 2,856 customers, 219 Medical Baseline customers
- Trinity County: 426 customers, 21 Medical Baseline customers
- Yolo County: 100 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
- Yuba County: 531 customers, 49 Medical Baseline customers
PSPS are scheduled when severe weather puts people’s safety in danger due to wildfires.
The factors to turn the power off include low humidity levels, high winds, dry materials and low moisture content of vegetation, and Red Flag Warnings.