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High Fire Threat Area in Sonoma County include Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and East

Fire Threat Areas get Red Flag Warning with Potential for Power Shut-Off

Oct 14, 2018

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Sonoma County officials are prepared to notify residents who will likely be impacted by PG&E’s planned power shut-off this evening, due to extreme weather conditions. PG&E estimates that around 400 customers in Sonoma County will be impacted by a power shut-off. When PG&E does initiate the power shut-off, Sonoma County Emergency Services officials will send out aSoCoAlert to notify residents in advance of potential impacts and to alert them to possible critical communications outages.

These alerts are extreme weather hazard warnings and are not evacuation warnings.

Extreme weather conditions with high fire danger are forecasted for Sonoma County through Monday morning. The high fire danger conditions may cause PG&E to shut down power to protect public safety in certain neighborhoods or areas, according to PG&E’s CPUC approved Power Shutoff Policies and Procedures 

Currently, the potential areas for shutdown includethe unincorporated areas of northeastern and eastern Sonoma County.

Keep your profile up to date: We want to be able to inform you about events affecting your service, including the possible need to temporarily turn off power for safety reasons. Make sure your email, phone number, language preference and mailing address are current in your online account. https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/your-account/account-management/manage-your-account/alerts-and-notifications/update-your-contact-information.page?WT.pgeac=Wildfire_Popup-UpdateContact

Extreme weather conditions with high fire danger are forecasted for Sonoma County through Monday morning.

The high fire danger conditions may cause PG&E to shut down power to protect public safety in certain neighborhoods or areas. Currently, the potential areas for shutdown include unincorporated areas in northeastern and eastern Sonoma County.

“We are being proactive and alerting residents who may lose their power temporarily,” stated Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, James Gore. “This is one of the ways we are coordinating with our utilities and partners to utilize all channels to help share public safety information.”

Find out if you are in an area where power may be shut off for safety

Begin by typing your address into the search box below. Your address will appear as a pin on the map, with information about whether or not you are served by a PG&E electric line that runs through an extreme fire-threat area.

Residents can learn if they are in a potentially impacted area by going to https://m.pge.com/#high-fire-threat-map and entering their address.

PG&E has a plan to deal with temporarily turning off and restoring electric service. We want our customers to have plans, too. Please prepare an emergency plan and update your contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts.

PG&E has set-up a call center to provide more information:

English 1-877-660-6789

Chinese 1-800-893-9555

Spanish 1-800-660-6789

Vietnamese 1-800-298-8438

Customers can visit pge.com/wildfiresafety to determine whether their home or business is served by an electric line that may be turned off for safety.

For Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information visit https://socoemergency.org/

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