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Power outages may affect areas near Sacramento Counties

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October 09, 2019 - 8:57 am

*UPDATE* 10/10 3:00 PM PST

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From PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Merlo:

This morning PG&E shut off power to 513,000 customers as part of the first phase of this Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Those customers are currently out of power in the following counties: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

Approximately 21,000 customers in Calaveras County and 800 customers in Mendocino County were not part of the first phase and will be turned off during the second phase coming later today. Shutoffs for the second phase of counties, initially scheduled to start around noon on Wednesday, have been delayed by a few hours, given changes to the weather forecast. Those counties include: Alameda, Alpine, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Mariposa, Mendocino, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne.

PG&E has announced a power shutoff that may affect any of their over 800,000 electric customers in Northern California. Due to extreme weather conditions and possible high fire risk, customers are being alerted to possible de-energization. Interruptions to their electric service should have started by early morning on Wednesday and should continue until Thursday afternoon. Customers are being asked, however, to prepare for outages lasting longer than 48 hours.The National Weather Service has also issued a "Red Flag Warning" and asks Northern California residents to be hyper vigilant for extreme fire danger and rapid fire spreads when new fires start. 

Together with traffic lights and ATMs, gas pumps may be inoperable by Wednesday. The shutdown would last in some places for five to seven days.

Listen and stay tuned to ESPN 1320 for the latest power outage updates.

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How to prepare for possible power outage:

Confirm or update your contact information with PG&E

Create a safety plan for all members of your family, including pets.

Prepare an emergency supply kit. Include enough water and nonperishable food to last your household one week.

Building or replenishing emergency kits that include flashlights or other illumination devices, spare batteries, a first-aid kit, emergency food and water, and cash.

Learning how to manually open your garage door.

Unplugging electrical appliances to avoid overloading circuits and preventing fire hazards when power is restored.

Charge phones and other electronics ahead of time and use portable charging device/batteries.

Use any form of stored power and external batteries including solar chargers, hand-cranked chargers and car chargers.

NorCal School Closures: 

Amador County Unified School District has announced it will cancel school for all of its students Wednesday. The district says it will send out an update by 8 p.m. Wednesday if schools will also be closed on Thursday.

El Dorado Union High School District schools will be closed Wednesday. The district says it will notify families by 8 p.m. Wednesday if schools will also be closed Thursday.

Esparto Unified School District in Yolo County is canceling all classes for Wednesday and Thursday.

Gold Oak Union School District in El Dorado County has canceled Wednesday classes.

Mother Lode Union School District announced that all its campuses will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Rescue Union School District in El Dorado County has canceled school for all students Wednesday. Extended Day programs are also canceled.

Solano Community College is closing all four of its campuses on Wednesday. No online classes will be held either.

There is a possibility that other school districts may cancel classes Wednesday.

CLICK HERE for more Sacramento Area power outage information.

PG&E Official Power Outage Information:

PG&E is actively monitoring a potentially widespread, strong and dry wind event midweek. PG&E is considering proactively turning off power for safety to parts of approximately 30 northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties. https://www.pgecurrents.com

Learn more about how to prepare with these resources: 
Get the latest information on a PSPS event: https://www.pge.com/pspsupdates

PG&E’s Safety Action Center is a great information resource for making sure that you, your family, your neighborhood and even your pets are prepared before a wildfire or another emergency: https://www.safetyactioncenter.pge.com/

Make sure we have your correct email address, landline and mobile number so we can reach out to you in advance of a PSPS, when and where possible. Sign in to update your contact information for wildfire season: https://www.pge.com/psps. 

Want to get notifications, but you’re not listed on the account? www.pge.com/pspszipcodealerts

Customer impacts may include:

Alameda (32,613) – Oakland, Castro Valley, Fremont, Union City, Berkeley, Hayward, San Leandro, Sunol, Pleasanton, Livermore

Alpine (633) – Bear Valley

Amador (16,041) – Pioneer, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Pine Grove, Plymouth, Volcano, Fiddletown, River Pines, Amador City, Drytown, Martell, Ione

Butte (29,907) – Oroville, Chico, Magalia, Paradise, Berry Creek, Forest Ranch, Palermo, Bangor, Cohasset, Butte Meadows, Clipper Mills, Forbestown, Stirling City, Feather Falls, Biggs, Brush Creek, Yankee Hill, Gridley, Rackerby, Butte Valley, Hurleton, Paradise Pines

Calaveras (23,748) – Arnold, Angels Camp, Copperopolis, Murphys, San Andreas, West Point, Mountain Ranch, Mokelumne Hill, Rail Road Flat, Vallecito, Wilseyville, Hathaway Pines, Avery, Glencoe, Douglas Flat, Sheep Ranch, White Pines, Dorrington, Camp Connell, Tamarack, Altaville, Valley Springs

Colusa (1,813) – Arbuckle, Stonyford, Williams, Sites, Maxwell

Contra Costa (40,219) – San Ramon, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pinole, Richmond, Kensington, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Berkeley, Canyon, San Pablo, Pittsburg, Rodeo, Concord, Albany, Antioch, Martinez

El Dorado (51,284) – Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Pollock Pines, Cameron Park, Camino, Rescue, El Dorado, Somerset, Cool, Shingle Springs, Georgetown, Garden Valley, Diamond Springs, Pilot Hill, Grizzly Flats, Twin Bridges, Greenwood, Kyburz, Lotus, Kelsey, Mount Aukum, Coloma, Pacific House, Fair Play, Omo Ranch, Silver Fork, Canyon, Aukum

Glenn (1,590) – Orland, Willows, Artois, Elk Creek, Glenn

Lake (26,430) – Clearlake, Lakeport, Clearlake Oaks, Lucerne, Nice, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Middletown, Kelseyville, Cobb, Hidden Valley Lake, Glenhaven, Witter Springs, Clearlake Park, Loch Lomond

Mariposa (1,812) – Coulterville, La Grange, Greeley Hill, Mariposa

Mendocino (6,000) – Ukiah, Potter Valley, Hopland, Redwood Valley, Willits, Boonville, Calpella, Talmage, Fort Bragg

Napa (32,124) – Napa, Saint Helena, Calistoga, Angwin, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Oakville, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Yountville, American Canyon

Nevada (43,217) – Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Soda Springs, North San Juan, Washington, Norden, Chicago Park, Cedar Ridge, Truckee, Kingvale

Placer (51,641) – Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Colfax, Newcastle, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Penryn, Rocklin, Applegate, Alta, Dutch Flat, Emigrant Gap, Weimar, Gold Run, Baxter, Roseville, Sheridan, Christian Valley

Plumas (803) – La Porte, Quincy, Belden, Storrie, Twain, Bucks Lake, Tobin

San Mateo (14,766) – Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Woodside, Moss Beach, Montara, Portola Valley, Pescadero, La Honda, Redwood City, San Gregorio, Loma Mar, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Emerald Hills, Pacifica, Princeton

Santa Barbara (32) – Santa Maria

Santa Clara (38,123) – San Jose, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Redwood Estates, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Coyote, Gilroy, Mount Hamilton, Palo Alto, Holy City

Santa Cruz (32,017) – Aptos, Boulder Creek, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Ben Lomond, Felton, Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Mount Hermon, Brookdale, Davenport, Capitola, Freedom, La Selva Beach, Corralitos, Saratoga, Bonny Doon

San Joaquin (52) – Vernalis, Tracy, Stockton, Farmington

Shasta (27,960) – Redding, Anderson, Shingletown, Palo Cedro, Cottonwood, Lakehead, Millville, Bella Vista, Oak Run, Whitmore, Igo, Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek, Big Bend, Shasta Lake, Ono, Shasta, Burney

Sierra (1,165) – Sierra City, Downieville, Alleghany, Goodyears Bar, Pike City

Solano (32,862) – Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Vallejo, Dixon

Sonoma (66,289) – Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Glen Ellen, Penngrove, Geyserville, Kenwood, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Annapolis, Stewarts Point, Cotati, Cazadero, Guerneville, Larkfield, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fulton, Bodega Bay

Stanislaus (1,088) – Westley, Grayson, Patterson, Oakdale, Knights Ferry, La Grange, Modesto, Riverbank

Tehama (24,374) – Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Gerber, Corning, Mineral, Paynes Creek, Manton, Vina, Tehama, Mill Creek, Paskenta, Proberta, Flournoy

Tuolumne  (34,413) – Sonora, Groveland, Twain Harte, Jamestown, Tuolumne Mi Wuk Village, Pinecrest, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Long Barn, Strawberry, Chinese Camp, Cold Springs, Moccasin, Big Oak Flat, Sierra Village

Yolo (5,791) – Winters, Esparto, Guinda, Capay, Brooks, Madison, Rumsey, Woodland, Davis, Dunnigan, Zamora

Yuba (6,919) – Marysville, Browns Valley, Oregon House, Brownsville, Wheatland, Dobbins, Camptonville, Smartville, Challenge, Rackerby, Strawberry Valley, Loma Rica

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