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September 5, 2020 – PG&E has updated the outage maps for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) on Tuesday and Wednesday. At this time, the potential remains at the Watch level. If a PSPS is implemented, the level will rise to Warning. Make sure your contact information is current with the utility. Update your contact information online or call 1-866-743-6589.

The map below is the latest information released by PG&E, we will update it as the forecast refines.

Nevada County Overview

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 11:00 PM -3:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/9/2020
Est restoration time: 7:00 PM
Est customers impacted: 3,308
Medical Baseline Customers: 190

Placer County Overview

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 11:00 PM -3:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/9/2020
Est restoration time: 7:00 PM
Est customers impacted: 9,333
Medical Baseline Customers: 586

Butte County Overview

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 9:00 PM -1:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/9/2020
Est restoration time: 7:00 PM
Est customers impacted: 12,118
Medical Baseline Customers: 1,031

Yuba County Overview

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 11:00 PM -1:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/9/2020
Est restoration time: 7:00 PM
Est customers impacted: 2,340
Medical Baseline Customers: 183

El Dorado County Overview

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 11:00 PM -3:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/9/2020
Est restoration time: 7:00 PM
Est customers impacted: 36,024
Medical Baseline Customers: 2,396

Here are a few tips if the wind event and PSPS materialize:

First, don’t panic – prepare. A wind event is not a once in a lifetime occurrence, our area is prone to Red Flag Warnings this time of year. Climate change is likely to exacerbate the intensity or frequency, but for now let’s deal with the upcoming event.

Your home

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  • If your water supply comes from a well, fill up containers.
  • Freeze some containers filled with water and place them in your fridge to keep food cold.
  • Don’t overstock your fridge or freezer.
  • Secure any objects that might get blown away, patio chairs, decorations etc.
  • Make sure you have a flashlight with working batteries.
  • Charge all your devices, cell phones, tablets etc. Make sure you have an adapter to be able to charge your cellphone in your car.
  • Make a list of your emergency contact phone numbers, if your cell phone battery is depleted, your contact list is unavailable.
  • A battery-powered radio is a handy device when electronics fail, local radio stations and NOAA weather channels will provide updates.
  • If you have an automatic garage door opener, make sure you are physically able to open the garage door manually.
  • If you are taking medications that need refrigeration, have a small portable ice chest ready.
  • Have your prescription medications packed in an easily accessible location.
  • Fill up the gas tank in your car. In the event of a fire, you may have to evacuate – if there is no power available, gas stations may be closed. If you have an electric car, fully charge it.
  • Talk to your family members about your evacuation plan, where to meet up (identify at least 2 locations) and how to stay in contact with each other.
  • Have evacuation cages for your pets and bring them in once the wind event starts.
  • Check your local media for updates.
  • Have some books or board games ready – being bored only increases stress.
  • Check on your neighbors.

In case of a fire, if you are asked to evacuate, be ready and leave immediately.

Outside

  • If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it and keep children and animals away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 911.
  • Turn your headlights on! If winds are blowing hard, debris and tree limbs are likely to come down – give yourself the extra visibility.
  • Don’t risk your life for a selfie. A photo of you with flames in the background or a tree hanging just over your head is not the last memory you want your family and loved ones to have.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

Be prepared, be ready, be informed. You got this.