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Power Shutoffs in Sonoma County

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Sonoma County responds to shutoffs

Based on certain conditions, which include Red Flag Warnings, winds, low humidity, fuel loads, and observable conditions, PG&E may shut off the power anywhere in Sonoma County. Power could be out for a number of days depending on conditions.

More information about PG&E Outage areas »


Evacuation and Shelter in Place Orders

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Sonoma County schedules community briefing to provide critical information in response to 7.0 earthquake

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In response to Sunday’s 7.0 Earthquake, Sonoma County officials are scheduling a press release at 2 p.m. today to update the public and provide critical information.

Power shutoffs in portions of Sonoma County due to wildfire risk

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A power shutoff event is expected for the northeast portions of Sonoma County beginning Wednesday November 3 to Friday November 5.

To view the current and future outage map, visit PG&E’s Power Shutoff Updates »

For more information, visit Power Shutoffs in Sonoma County »

Red Flag Warning in Effect

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A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the interior North Bay valleys, East Bay hills, and the East Bay valleys from 6 p.m. this evening to 11 a.m. Friday

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now…or will shortly.

Sonoma County opens CPODs to distribute critical supplies

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In response to Sunday’s 7.0 earthquake along the Hayward Fault, Sonoma County is setting up Commodity Points of Distribution (CPODs).

Sonoma County issues boil-water notice for 50,000 residents without water service

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Sonoma County has issued a boil-water notice for those residents who have been left without water service as a result of Sunday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake, which has caused widespread damage to the water supply.



FAQs for Power Shutoffs

Public water and sewer systems are supported by back-up generators and diesel pumps and are not anticipated to be affected by power shutoffs. Residents with private wells, private water pumps, and/or a private sewer grinder/booster pumps may be affected if they do not have a back-up power supply

If you are a PG&E customer, they will use the contact information associated with your account to reach you. Please take a moment to verify your contact information with PG&E.

Be sure to also register for Nixle and SoCoAlert, systems the County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office will utilize to notify you of life safety emergencies in your area. To register, visit Sign up for Alerts.

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers supports local Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in providing resources to those who need them most. Engage with your local ILC on potential disaster or emergency resources by visiting disabilitydisasteraccess.org

If you are a Medical Baseline customer who has questions or need to register as a medical baseline, contact PG&E at 1-(800)-743-5000.

Disability Services & Legal Center (DSLC) is able to provide back up batteries that last 48 hours, and other services to assist individuals and seniors with a disability who are on MediCal. For additional information, contact Juan Orantes at (707)-636-3065 or jorantes@mydslc.org and visit mydslc.org.

For a current list of roads closures or delays in the unincorporated county visit this website: https://roadclosures-sonomacounty.hub.arcgis.com/

To determine if local schools are closed as a result of the PSPS, please see this Sonoma County Office of Education webpage: https://www.scoe.org/storm-update.html

In order for PG&E to restore power after a PSPS event, first the utility is required to inspect the lines to determine if they have been damaged in the course of the shutoff. To accomplish this, PG&E uses helicopters and ground teams. The time to inspect the lines can vary, but in most cases, power will be restored within 12 daylight hours after severe weather has passed. To view the latest outage map visit: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/

As defined by the National Weather Service, a Red Flag Warning means any combination of warm temperatures, very low humidities, dry fuels, the possibility of dry lightning strikes and strong winds that are expected to produce an increased risk of fire danger.

If your electricity has been shut down due to a PSPS, PG&E has opted to preemptively shut off electrical transmission along power lines that the utility has deemed to be unsafe due to current weather conditions.

A Public Safety Power Shutoff is the name that the utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) uses to describe a proactive shutoff of electricity.  PG&E may declare a PSPS if some of the following weather conditions exist:

  • A Red Flag Warning
  • Low humidity levels
  • Forecasted sustained winds generally above 25 miles per hour and wind gusts in excess of approximately 45 miles per hour
  • Dry fuel conditions

 

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