The PSPS Edition – October 2019

NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 8, 2019 – This story will be updated with any new information regarding the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event on October 9-11 2019. The regular Happening Now log will continue to chronicle other events.

October 12, 2019 at 4:08 PM

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Less than 2,500 customers remain without power due to the PSPS, and the company expects that they will be restored later today, pending any need to repair damage found.

Restoration by County

County Name % Customers Restored
TOTAL 99%
ALAMEDA 100%
ALPINE 100%
AMADOR 94%
BUTTE 100%
CALAVERAS 94%
COLUSA 100%
CONTRA COSTA 100%
EL DORADO 100%
GLENN 100%
HUMBOLDT 100%
KERN 100%
LAKE 100%
MARIN 100%
MARIPOSA 100%
MENDOCINO 100%
MERCED 100%
NAPA 100%
NEVADA 100%
PLACER 100%
PLUMAS 100%
SAN JOAQUIN 100%
SAN MATEO 100%
SANTA CLARA 100%
SANTA CRUZ 100%
SHASTA 100%
SIERRA 59%
SISKIYOU 100%
SOLANO 100%
SONOMA 100%
STANISLAUS 100%
TEHAMA 100%
TRINITY 100%
TUOLUMNE 100%
YOLO 100%
YUBA 100%

 

October 12, 2019 at 10:16 AM

The McCourtney Road Transfer Station is now open to the public and will be operating under normal business hours.​

McCourtney Road Transfer Station is open Wednesday thru Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

October 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM

An update from Nevada County Environmental Health for all food facilities:

  • You are approved to go ahead and open if you were on a generator.
  • You do not need to throw out any of the animal proteins as long as your refrigerator unit was 41° or below the entire time you were without power if you did not have a generator.
  • Please discard all walk in refrigeration and reach-in refrigeration dairy animal proteins and cut vegetables and fruits.
  • The Environmental Health Department asks that you sanitize all food contact surfaces before you begin food prep.

EH will be out to visit you as soon as possible but you do not need to wait for Environmental Health open and operate.

October 12, 2019 at 8:54 AM PG&E Community Resource Centers are open today during daylight hours or until power has been restored in areas where power restoration is not yet complete. Centers are open to provide water, phone charging stations, a/c & restrooms for customers.

PGE reported restoration percentages:

Restoration by County

County Name % Customers Restored
TOTAL 98%
ALAMEDA 100%
ALPINE 100%
AMADOR 93%
BUTTE 99%
CALAVERAS 92%
COLUSA 100%
CONTRA COSTA 100%
EL DORADO 98%
GLENN 100%
HUMBOLDT 100%
KERN 98%
LAKE 98%
MARIN 100%
MARIPOSA 100%
MENDOCINO 100%
MERCED 100%
NAPA 99%
NEVADA 93%
PLACER 99%
PLUMAS 39%
SAN JOAQUIN 91%
SAN MATEO 100%
SANTA CLARA 100%
SANTA CRUZ 98%
SHASTA 99%
SIERRA 53%
SISKIYOU 100%
SOLANO 100%
SONOMA 100%
STANISLAUS 100%
TEHAMA 98%
TRINITY 100%
TUOLUMNE 98%
YOLO 100%
YUBA 97%

 

October 11, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Nevada County Environmental Health Update for Food Facility Owner/Operators: YOU ARE APPROVED TO OPEN IF:
1. Your facility had generator power and natural gas-powered hot water; and
2. All PHF foods were held less than 41ºF for refrigeration and 0ºF for frozen; and
3. ALL surfaces within your facility have been sanitized.

If #2 was not met: All meats, prepared foods and/or pre-cooked foods, cut vegetables, juices or other PHFs are to be discarded if in reach-in or walk-in refrigeration units.

Please contact the Nevada County Environmental Health Department if you were unable to meet items #1 through #3 at (530) 265-1222 option 3.

October 11, 2019 at 3:30 PM YubaNet HQ has power again, the relief to be able to take a shower and make fresh coffee is immense.

October 11, 2019 at 12:27 PM Only 36% of customers affected by PG&E blackout in Nevada County have been restored as of noon today. 0% in Sierra County, 34% in Yuba County, 69% in Placer County. [Source: PG&E PSPS update]

Percentage of customers restored by county as of 12:00 p.m.:

County % Restored
ALAMEDA 86%
ALPINE 0%
AMADOR 51%
BUTTE 31%
CALAVERAS 55%
COLUSA 81%
CONTRA COSTA 95%
EL DORADO 51%
GLENN 87%
HUMBOLDT 100%
KERN 2%
LAKE 56%
MARIN 80%
MARIPOSA 34%
MENDOCINO 69%
MERCED 19%
NAPA 75%
NEVADA 36%
PLACER 69%
PLUMAS 0%
SAN JOAQUIN 45%
SAN MATEO 86%
SANTA CLARA 94%
SANTA CRUZ 67%
SHASTA 58%
SIERRA 0%
SISKIYOU 100%
SOLANO 96%
SONOMA 78%
STANISLAUS 96%
TEHAMA 76%
TRINITY 100%
TUOLUMNE 48%
YOLO 100%
YUBA 34%
OTHER* 82%

 

* Other includes Fresno, Madera, Monterey, Sacramento, San Benito, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

Damage to Equipment

PG&E has identified 23 instances of weather-related damage to its system in the PSPS-impacted areas, and the company is working to address these repairs.

October 11, 2019 at 9:11 AM The Grass Valley Veterans Building has received power, per Nevada County.

October 11, 2019 at 8:57 AM Nevada County’s Brighton Greens building and the Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch have received power. Brighton Greens will open to the public at 1PM and the Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch will open at 10AM.

October 11, 2019 at 8:55 AM Interfaith Food Ministries: Despite our power being out Interfaith Food Ministry will be open today for food distribution, for anyone who needs food. Location: 440 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA

October 11, 2019 at 8:50 AM The Waste Management Transfer Station on McCourtney Road is still closed to the public. Waste Management is working hard to restore some systems that went down during the power outage, according to a spokesperson.

October 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM The restoration times posted on the PG&E outage maps were generated by their system automatically and do not reflect reality. As soon as a circuit is inspected and cleared, power will be restored.

October 11, 2019 at 7:45 AM Nevada County’s Brighton Greens building and the Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch are still without power and remain closed to the public. The Eric Rood Administrative Center is open.

October 11, 2019 at 7:19 AM The Sierra College Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley is closed for day and night classes on Friday, October 11 due to the PG&E power shut off and will remain closed through the weekend. We will provide the next update on status by 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 13. The Rocklin campus, Truckee Campus, and the Roseville center remain open. The Child Development Center at Sierra College is now closed.

October 11, 2019 at 6:57 AM PG&E will open Community Resource Centers on 10/11 @ 8 am. They will remain open during daylight hours or until power has been restored.

October 11, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Grass Valley School District:

Due to ongoing widespread power outages in our district boundaries, our schools and programs will be closed again today Friday, October 11th.

Lyman Gilmore Middle School
Margaret G. Scotten Elementary
Bell Hill Academy
Grass Valley Charter School
Lyman Gilmore Before and After school programs
Margaret G. Scotten Before and After school programs
Bell Hill Academy Before and After school programs
Our Kids Place Preschool
Little Learners Preschool

We are hopeful that power will be restored to all over the weekend and we can resume on Monday 10/14/19

October 11, 2019 at 6:35 AM

The following schools are open today, Friday Oct 11:

Earle Jamieson
Nevada Cty Sup of Schools Office
Bitney Charter
Forest Charter
Forest Lake Christian

The following schools remain closed due to limited or no power:
Clear Creek
Chicago Park
Grass Valley School Dist
Penn Valley School Dist
Pleasant Ridge School District
Nevada City School Dist
Nevada Joint Union High School District

Sierra Academy (SAEL)
TKM Twin Ridges School Dist

Union Hill

Yuba River Charter School

Ghidotti High school will have their scheduled field trip.
NU will play their scheduled AWAY game.

Child Development Center at Sierra College is now closed.

October 10, 2019 at 7:12 PM The Power is back on in downtown Nevada City.

October 10, 2019 at 6:37 PM The circuit at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has been restored.

October 10, 2019 at 3:14 PM PG&E has received the weather “all clear” for portions of Nevada County. PG&E crews will begin inspecting lines for potential weather-related damage before restoring power.

October 10, 2019 at 3:01 PMThe McCourtney Road Transfer Station is closed to the public today due to complications related to the PG&E power outage.

October 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM Reports of traditional AT&T landlines failing are multiplying.   We have reached out to the company for an 4xplanation. Most likely, the battery packs in their remote terminals are depleted, but we are trying to confirm.

October 10, 2019 at 2:12 PM Nevada County Transit Services (Gold Country Stage and Lift) are running normal operations and schedules. We have a couple of minor route detours as noted on the Gold Country Stage website (www.goldcountrystage.com), but we are running normal service hours and routes.

October 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM The Environmental Health Department will be working with each food facility in Nevada County that has lost power due to the PSPS. If you are a food facility that has a generator to power your refrigeration units and supply hot water to your facility, the Environmental Health Department requests that if you reopen, you first sanitize all food surfaces and discard all food product that remained in the temperature danger zone (41F -135F) for more than 4 hours. Please document your refrigeration temps and provide a listing of all foods discarded.
Facilities that are under a State permit may reopen once they have state approval but the Enviornmental Health Department asks that all food contact surfaces are sanitized prior to operation. We thank all of our operators and appreciate your efforts during this PSPS event.

October 10, 2019 at 12:30 PM Please note: this list is not comprehensive and may be subject to change. 2-1-1 has been collecting information about which businesses are open. If you are a business and/or gas station, call 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL-211 if you are open.

As of 10/10 at 10:30AM:

Local stores that are open:
• CVS at Highway 49 and Combie
• Subway at Highway 49 and Combie
• Ace Hardware Lake of the Pines
• Combie Deli – no ice, no prepared foods
• Alta Sierra gas station store is open – no ice, cash only NO GAS
• Best Gas Store Combie and 49 – NO GAS, no ice, cash only
• Chevron at McKnight – NO GAS, no ice, cash only
• Raley’s – no ice
• Safeway at Brunswick
• Shell on Penn Valley – no gas, store open, no ice
• Golden Empire Market in Grass Valley – no ice
• Safeway on S Auburn – HAS ice
• Cal Organics

  • Mother Truckers – ice!
  • The Country Store – ice!
  • Natural Selection – has ice

Gas Stations- lines at all locations:
• Chevron at 49 and Combie
• Nevada City Gas – cash only
• Robinson gas – cash only
• 76 Gas State at Lake Wildwood – cash and card

Propane:
• Ferrelgas is delivering
• Amerigas is delivering
• HBE Rentals is selling propane

Lodging:
• Holiday Lodge in Grass Valley – Open, No Power
• Outside Inn Nevada City, CA – No Power Hot Water
• Inn Town Campground Nevada City – Generator Power for club house, Hot water
• Courtyard Suites Grass Valley – Limited rooms with Heat; No Guarantee of hot water
• Sierra Mountain Inn Grass Valley – No Hot Water Emergency Situations Only
• Harmony Ridge Lodge Nevada City – Generator for Power Propane for Hot Water

October 10, 2019 at 11:55 AM Safety Message: Portable generators should never be run indoors! Exhaust gases accumulate in rooms quickly and CO is poisonous to humans and pets. Never use a generator indoors or in enclosed spaces such as garages, crawl spaces, and basements. NOTE: Open windows and doors may NOT prevent CO from building up when a generator is located in an enclosed space. Please be safe and follow CAL OSHA’s guidelines, available here.

October 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM California Organics on Argall Way in Nevada City is open until 6:00 pm at least.

October 10, 2019 at 11:12 AM Nevada County update: National Weather Service Sacramento continues to issue a Red Flag Warning today due to ongoing projected strong winds – please continue to practice fire safe behavior.  PG&E still plans to begin assessing power lines for re-energization between 12 and 2 today, however the time frame for local power restoration is still unknown.


October 10, 2019 at 10:35 AM
Fuel for generators at the Nevada County Airport is running low. Please try other gas stations including Nevada City Gas, Robinsons, 76 in Penn Valley, and Chevron at Combie.

October 10, 2019 at 9:47 AM KVMR is back on air at 89.5 FM

October 10, 2019 at 8:23 AM KVMR is experiencing power issues, they appear to be ff the air at this time.

October 10, 2019 at 7:19 AM The Sierra College Nevada County Campus (NCC) in Grass Valley is closed for day and night classes on Thursday, October 10 due to the PG&E power shut off. While NCC is not open for classes, the campus continues to serve as a location for a PG&E Community Resource Center. Rocklin, Roseville, and Truckee campuses remain open.

October 10, 2019 at 6:47 AM The Food Bank of Nevada County will hold an Emergency Food Distribution at the Rood Center in Nevada City TODAY! Anyone who needs food may attend! 10am-1pm.

October 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM Camptonville School is closed today, Thursday October 10th due to the power outage.

October 10, 2019 at 6:21 AM All Nevada County buildings in Western Nevada County remain closed to the public due to the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs, including the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Crown Point, Brighton Greens, Airport Office, Transit Office and all Western Nevada County Library branches.

October 10, 2019 at 5:39 AM Red Flag Warning extended into Friday morning. Extreme fire weather conditions will continue through this evening in the Sacramento Valley, and through Friday morning across the foothills and mountains of interior NorCal. Gusty north to east winds will continue this morning, then gradually decrease across the region this afternoon.

October 10, 2019 at 4:19 AM There is already a line at the Robinson gas station at the Gold Flat exit of Hwy 49. All types of fuels are available.

October 9, 2019 at 7:50 PM

Due to the uncertainty of timing for power restoration in Nevada County, the following school districts and programs will remain closed on Thursday, October 10th.

  • Bitney Prep High School
  • Chicago Park
  • Clear Creek
  • Earle Jamieson
  • Forest Charter
  • Forest Lake Christian
  • Ghidotti
  • Grass Valley School District, including: 
    • Lyman Gilmore middle school
    • Margaret G Scotten Elementary
    • Bell Hill Academy
    • Grass Valley Charter School
    • Lyman Gilmore Before and After school programs
    • Scotten before and after school program
    • Bell Hill before and after school program
    • Our Kids Place Preschool
    • Little Learners Preschool
  • Nevada City School District
  • Nevada City School of the Arts
  • Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Offices and all Special Education programs
  • Nevada Joint Union High School District
  • Penn Valley Union School District
  • Pleasant Ridge School District
  • Sierra Academy
  • Sierra College Nevada County Campus (Grass Valley)
  • Sierra College Child Development Center
  • Twin Ridges School District
  • Twin Ridges Home Study
  • Union Hill


October 9, 2019 5:15 PM
Nevada County is opening a durable medical equipment charging center this evening, 10/9/2019 from 7:00 P.M-7:00 A.M, at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. This center will focus on residents who need to charge medical durable medical equipment only. Please note: this is not a shelter. Meals will not be provided and pets are not allowed.

October 9, 2019 2:36 PM Many Placer County offices in the Auburn and foothills are operating at a reduced level of service today due to the planned Pacific Gas and Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoff. Details here.

October 9, 2019 2:25 PM Nevada County Tip for residents with generators: You can purchase fuel for your generator at the Nevada County Airport at 13083 John Bauer Avenue in Grass Valley from 8 – 5PM. The gas prices are slightly higher ($4.75/gallon), but the lines are much shorter! Please note that fuel purchased at the airport CANNOT be used for your vehicle, ONLY for your generator.


October 9, 2019 at 1:50 PM 
Mother Truckers in North San Juan, Natural Selection in Grass Valley and the Country Store on the San Juan Ridge are open, all are generator-powered and fully stocked.

October 9, 2019 at 1:47 PM PG&E’s Community Resource Centers at Sierra College in Nevada County and Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn for South County residents have extended their hours today and will be open until 8PM. The Community Resource Centers have restrooms, bottled water, electronic device charging and air-conditioned seating.

October 9, 2019 at 12:47 PM PG&E update: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.

We understand the impact turning off the power for safety has on our customers and we don’t take this action lightly. We thank our customers for having patience as we get through this weather event. We encourage impacted customers to visit a Community Resource Center in their area to recharge electric devices, get some water and use the restrooms. Also make sure to check outwww.safetyactioncenter.pge.com for more information about how to get through these outages.

October 9, 2019 at 12:45 PM The power may be out, but the water continues to flow. The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is prepared and able to treat and deliver water to its customers during widespread power outages throughout many counties, including Nevada and Placer.
NID has backup power and redundancies throughout its water treatment and delivery systems, so water service is not expected to be disrupted during any PG&E power outages.

October 9, 2019 at 12:43 PM 
Nevada City’s council meeting tonight will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, public comment and consent items only.
October 9, 2019 at 11:35 AM Nevada County Update: the Nevada City Court House is out of power and will be continuing all cases until next week

October 9, 2019 at 11:27 AM
The PG&E resource center at Sierra College, in the lower parking lot, does have limited, free WiFi and charging stations for your devices. Bring your own chargers!

October 9, 2019 at 11:24 AM The lines at the gas stations are very long at this time. The Robinson Station at the Gold Flat overpass, the independent station at the corner of Zion and South Pine are open at this time. Cash only payment.

October 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM The Nevada County Food Bank is canceling their food distributions tomorrow in Penn Valley and Cedar Ridge.

October 9, 2019 at 9:29 AM TheLeague of Women Voters candidate forum planned for tonight at the Rood Center is canceled, due to the power outage.

October 9, 2019 at 9:19 AM Some Nevada County residents are reporting that they received notifications from PG&E about power possibly being restored today. However, the only information the County has received from PG&E is that PG&E restoration efforts will not begin until Thursday, 10/10, at noon.

October 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM NID’s Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 9:00 am in Lincoln has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

October 9, 2019 at 6:45 AM All western Nevada County libraries, the Eric Rood Center, Crown Point, Brighton Greens, Airport Office, Transit Office are closed due to the PG&E PSPS.

October 9, 2019 at 5:45 AM School Closures for today:

Sierra College – Nevada County Campus in  Grass Valley is closed for day and night classes today, Oct. 9th.

Sierra College child development center is closed.

Chicago Park, Union Hill, Nevada Joint Union High School district – all schools, Pleasant Ridge school district, Nevada CitySchool District – all schools,  all Penn Valley and Grass Valley School District schools are closed today.

All special ed programs, the middle school cross country track meet at NU, all field trips of the schools above are canceled. Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office is closed.

Twin Ridges School District is closed. Forest Lake Christian School is closed. Clear Creek School is closed. Bitney Prep High School is closed. Sierra Montesorri is closed. Twin Ridges home study is closed. Monalee’s Preschool is out of power and will be closed until power is restored. Twin Ridges home study is closed. Nevada City School of the Arts is closed. Forest Charter is closed.

Due to the widespread power outage in Nevada County all Grass Valley School District schools and programs will be closed on Wednesday 10/9/19.  

Bell Hill Academy
Grass Valley Charter School
Lyman Gilmore Middle School
Margaret G. Scotten Elementary School
Our Kids Place – Preschool
Little Learners – Preschool
Lyman Gilmore Before and After School Program
Scotten Before and After School Program
Bell Hill Before and After School Program

October 9, 2019 at 5:30 AM The power is off, but Camptonville School will be open today, Wednesday, October 9th. It is a scheduled minimum day. Bus service and food service are available!

October 8, 2019 at 10:52 PM

The latest numbers of customers affected by county.

County Cities Total customers impacted (est.) Medical Baseline customers impacted (est.) Total customers restored (est.)

Alameda

Oakland, Castro Valley, Fremont, Union City, Berkeley, Hayward, San Leandro, Sunol, Pleasanton, Livermore

32,680

872

To be announced

Alpine

Bear Valley

633

1

To be announced

Amador

Pioneer, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Pine Grove, Plymouth, Volcano, Fiddletown, River Pines, Amador City, Drytown, Martell, Ione

16,041

773

To be announced

Butte

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

29,907

2,090

To be announced

Calaveras

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

23,708

917

To be announced

Colusa

Arbuckle, Stonyford, Williams, Sites, Maxwell

1,813

60

To be announced

Contra Costa

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

51,310

1,594

To be announced

El Dorado

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

51,396

2,476

To be announced

Glenn

Orland, Willows, Artois, Elk Creek, Glenn

1,590

49

To be announced

Humboldt

Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Fortuna, Ferndale, Rio Dell, Trinidad, Garberville, Willow Creek, Hoopa, Redway, Blue Lake, Loleta, Bayside, Hydesville, Carlotta, Scotia, Miranda, Kneeland, Orleans, Myers Flat, Orick, Petrolia, Redcrest, Whitethorn, Weott, Alderpoint, Phillipsville, Samoa, Weitchpec, Honeydew, Fieldbrook, Korbel, Blocksburg, Alton, Fernbridge, Manila, Piercy, Somes Bar, Zenia, Fairhaven, Ettersburg, Fort Seward, Fields Landing, Westhaven, Salyer, Maple Creek, Burnt Ranch, Big Lagoon

62,393

1,889

To be announced

Kern

Bakersfield, Arvin, Buttonwillow, Dustin Acres, Edison, Fellows, Lamont, Lebec, Maricopa, McFarland, McKittrick, Mettler Station, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Tupman, Valley Acres, Wasco

42,374

2,372

To be announced

Lake

Clearlake, Lakeport, Clearlake Oaks, Lucerne, Nice, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Middletown, Kelseyville, Cobb, Hidden Valley Lake, Glenhaven, Witter Springs, Clearlake Park, Loch Lomond, Kelseyville, Finley

37,439

2,167

To be announced

Marin

Bolinas, Fairfax, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Olema, Sausalito, Stinson Beach

9,855

131

To be announced

Mariposa

Coulterville, La Grange, Greeley Hill, Mariposa

1,812

101

To be announced

Mendocino

Ukiah, Potter Valley, Hopland, Redwood Valley, Boonville, Calpella, Talmage, Garberville, Leggett, Cloverdale, Piercy, Westport

6,476

214

To be announced

Napa

Napa, Saint Helena, Calistoga, Angwin, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Oakville, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Yountville, American Canyon

32,124

780

To be announced

Nevada

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

43,217

1,816

To be announced

Placer

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, Cool, Pilot Hill, Soda Springs, Norden, Georgetown, Greenwood

51,641

2,068

To be announced

Plumas

La Porte, Quincy, Belden, Storrie, Twain, Bucks Lake, Tobin

803

6

To be announced

San Joaquin

Vernalis, Tracy, Stockton, Farmington

52

0

To be announced

San Mateo

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, Davenport, Palo Alto

14,766

262

To be announced

Santa Barbara

Santa Maria

32

0

To be announced

Santa Clara

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

38,250

1,086

To be announced

Santa Cruz

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

36,940

1,775

To be announced

Shasta

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

28,727

1,678

To be announced

Sierra

Sierra City, Downieville, Alleghany, Goodyears Bar, Pike City, Camptonville

1,165

13

To be announced

Solano

Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Vallejo, Dixon

32,863

1,748

To be announced

Sonoma

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

66,289

1,951

To be announced

Stanislaus

Westley, Grayson, Patterson, Oakdale, Knights Ferry, La Grange, Modesto, Riverbank

1,088

16

To be announced

Tehama

Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Gerber, Corning, Mineral, Paynes Creek, Manton, Vina, Tehama, Mill Creek, Paskenta, Proberta, Flournoy, Cottonwood, Chico, Orland, Anderson

24,385

1,499

To be announced

Trinity

Burnt Ranch, Del Loma, Garberville, Hawkins Bar, Kettenpom, Platina, Salyer, Wildwood, Willow Creek, Zenia

1,047

38

To be announced

Tuolumne

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

34,413

1,828

To be announced

Yolo

Winters, Esparto, Guinda, Capay, Brooks, Madison, Rumsey, West Sacramento

5,792

221

To be announced

Yuba

Marysville, Browns Valley, Oregon House, Brownsville, Wheatland, Dobbins, Camptonville, Smartville, Challenge, Rackerby, Strawberry Valley, Loma Rica, Forbestown, Clipper Mills, Bangor, La Porte, North San Juan

6,919

394

To be announced

Community Resource Centers

October 8, 2019 at 9:30 PM

To support customers in the affected areas, PG&E will open Community Resource Centers in several locations beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 8 a.m. The centers will remain open during daylight hours only. Restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned seating for up to 100 will be available at these facilities.

Centers will be opened at the locations below:

County City Location
Butte Oroville Bird Street School, 1421 Bird St, Oroville 95965
Butte Magalia 14144 Lakeridge Court, Magalia 95954
El Dorado Placerville El Dorado Fairgrounds 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville 95667
Lake Clear Lake Clearlake Senior Center 3245 Bowers Avenue, Clearlake 95422
Napa Napa 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo 94589
Napa Calistoga Calistoga Fairgrounds – 1601 N. Oak Calistoga 94515
Santa Clara San Jose Avaya Stadium 1123 Coleman Avenue, San Jose 95110
Nevada Grass Valley Sierra College Grass Valley 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley 95945
Contra Costa San Ramon Bishop Ranch Parking Lot – 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon 94583
Calaveras Arnold Meadowmont Shopping Center – 2182 HWY 4, Arnold 95223
San Mateo Half Moon Bay Pasta Moon Restaurant, 845 Main St Half Moon Bay 94019
Placer Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds 1273 High Street Auburn 95603
Shasta, Tehama Redding, Cottonwood, Red Bluff Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding 96003
Solano Vacaville Mission Church 6391 Leisure Town Road, Vacaville 95687
Sonoma Santa Rosa, Sonoma Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa 95404
Alameda Oakland Merritt College LOT B – Leona St., Oakland 94508
Tuolumne Sonora Mother Lode Fairgrounds 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora 95370
Santa Cruz Aptos Twin Lakes Church 2701 Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos 95003
Amador Pioneer Mace Meadows Golf Course, 26570 Fairway Drive Pioneer 95666
Mendocino Ukiah 1775 N. State Street, Ukiah 95482
Yolo Winters Next to PG&E Gas Academy – Intersection of E. Grant Avenue & Timber Crest Road, Winters 95694
Colusa, Glenn Williams, Orland 839 Newville Road, Orland 95963
Mariposa Coulterville Coulterville Fire Dept – 10293 Ferry Road, Coulterville 95311
Sierra Sierra City Loganville Campground parking lot – HWY 49, Sierra City 96125
Stanislaus Westley Westley Hotel – 8615 CA-33, Westley 95387
Plumas La Porte 2140 Main St. La Porte 95981
El Dorado El Dorado Hills Rolling Hills Christian Church 800 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills 95762
Yuba Oregon House 9185 Marysville Road, Oregon House 95962

October 8, 2019 at 7:37 PM

On a press call with PG&E, the Vice President of Asset and Risk Management and Community Wildfire Safety Program stated power could be off 5 days or more if their equipment is damaged.

October 8, 2019 at 7:28 PM Caltrans is preparing for widespread power outages beginning at midnight as PG&E cuts power to reduce the risk of wildfire.

Due to severe wind concerns in Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yolo and Yuba Counties, PG&E may potentially cut power beginning at midnight Wednesday, October 9 through midday Thursday, October 10.

October 8, 2019 at 7:20 PM

Nevada County has activated 211 Connecting Point’s call center as the Public Information Line for the County’s Emergency Operations Center. Call 211 Connecting Point, not 911, for any Nevada County non-emergency questions about the Red Flag Warning and PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-844-319-4119 to speak with a local 211 call specialist to find information on food and generator safety, local resources, and emergency event information.

WASTEWATER OPERATIONS DURING POWER OUTAGES: Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, Eden Ranch, Lake of the Pines, Darkhorse

OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT
During power outages, sewer systems that operate on private pump tanks within the communities of Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, Eden Ranch, Lake of the Pines and Dark Horse, will not be functional. All wastewater deposited into the tank will simply accumulate and have nowhere to go, potentially creating overflows and hazardous spills.

WATER CONSERVATION
It is imperative that during these extended power outages , residents conserve water usage as much as possible. This includes flushing of toilets, wastewater from sinks, tubs and showers as well as laundry and dishwashers.

USE OF GENERATORS
Pump tanks will not be operational until either power is restored or unless the system has been professionally added to a whole-house, back-up generator by a licensed electrical contractor. It is highly discouraged that portable generators be used to operate pump tanks.

ALARMS
Once power is restored, be prepared for alarms to go off on systems. It is not necessary to contact the Sanitation District regarding the alarm once the power has been restored unless it is in conjunction with a spill. Field technicians will be making the rounds at that time and checking on systems throughout the District.

OVERFLOWS & SPILLS
If an overflow or spill occurs, please immediately contact the Sanitation District at (530) 265-1555.

We ask that residents are patient during this event and once power is restored. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.

Thank you,
Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1

October 8, 2019 at 3:22 PM Food Safety Related to Power Outages. Here are tips for residents on how to safely deal with food in your fridge after a power outage,

October 8, 2019 at 3:21 PM What to Do… If there is a power outage in your Food Facility. Nevada County Environmental Health is providing this information for food facilities, i.e. restaurants, retail stores.

October 8, 2019 at 1:34 PM PG&E Will Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety to Nearly 800,000 Customers Across Northern and Central California.

October 8, 2019 at 9:31 AM  The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 5 PM PDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

Affected Area: The Northern and North Central Sierra Nevada below 6000 feet and foothills.

Wind: North to northeast wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph, locally higher in canyons and over exposed ridges.

Humidity: Daytime minimum humidities mainly in the teens with poor overnight recoveries of 25 to 35 percent Wednesday night.

Highest Threat: The Northern and North Central Sierra Nevada and foothills below 4000 feet.

A strong north to northeast wind event is likely across northern California early Wednesday morning continuing through Thursday.   This will be the strongest wind event for the region this season. Dry conditions combined with the strong, gusty winds will bring extreme fire concerns to much of the area.  The strongest Valley winds look to be early Wednesday through Wednesday evening, with the strongest winds over the foothills and higher terrain Wednesday evening into Thursday. Very low relative humidity values are expected each day, with poor overnight recoveries. Winds decrease Friday and dry weather continues through the weekend.