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October 28, 2020 at 1:08 PM All customers in Nevada County have been restored from the PSPS#5.

October 28, 2020 at 8:34 AM

October 28, 2020 at 7:32 AM

The estimated restoration time is noon today for the remaing outages

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 357
Outages: 7
French Corral to Sweetland, North San Juan to Cherokee and the little Town of Washington are still out of power.

EL DORADO

Customers Without Power: 3,823
Outages: 19

BUTTE

Customers Without Power: 1,394
Outages: 13

SIERRA

Customers Without Power: 1,122
Outages: 7

PLUMAS

Customers Without Power: 404
Outages: 4

YUBA

Customers Without Power: 173
Outages: 3

October 27, 2020 at 7:17 PM Power has been restored to a majority of Nevada County customers affected by the PSPS. There are still 5,845 customers on 31 circuits without power. Other neighboring counties: El Dorado with 6,191 out of power, 1,121 Sierra County, 1,010 in Placer County, 404 in Plumas County and 171 in Yuba County.

October 27, 2020 at 6:08 PM Nevada City is being reenergized. The transition from backup to utility power is complete.

October 27, 2020 at 4:39 PM

October 27, 2020 at 4:32 PM

19,766 customers in Nevada County are still out of power. 1,937 in Placer, 1,121 in Sierra, 481 in Butte, 462 in Plumas and 173 in Yuba counties.

October 27, 2020 at 10:53 AM

Several helicopters are inspecting power lines in Nevada County. These low-flying ships are part of the restoration process.

October 27, 2020 at 9:22 AM

Weather All Clear has been given for the Grass Valley and Nevada City areas. Estimated restoration time is by 10 pm tonight, depending on equipment damage.

October 27, 2020 at 8:11 AM

The PG&E Emergency Operations Center remains activated to support operations for the ongoing Diablo wind event that will continue through midday today. Multiple Red Flag Warnings remain in effect through this afternoon due to a combination of strong northeast winds and critically dry conditions. The Federal Northern Operations Predictive Services continues to indicate a high risk of significant fire potential for portions of the North and elevated Bay Area today and the NOAA Storm Prediction Center is calling for elevated to critical fire weather conditions across much of northern California as well. The latest PSPS forecast continues to show PSPS Warning status for Zones 3, 4, 5, and 8 today. PG&E Meteorology will continue to closely monitor the weather station observations today and latest forecast models to support weather all clear declarations and restoration of power in areas where it is safe to do so.

October 27, 2020 at 6:18 AM

In response to the PSPS in Nevada County, the Food Bank of Nevada County will have Emergency Food available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 3pm-5pm at 310 Railroad Ave. Grass Valley. The distribution is a drive-up. We will have non-perishable emergency food only. All community members are welcome.

We will resume our regular distribution on Thursday 10/29 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grass Valley. The food items will include fresh and frozen items. Anyone who has been impacted by the PSPS may attend as well as anyone in need. The distribution is a drive-thru and goes from 10-12.

Questions: call our office 530-272-3796

October 26, 2020 at 7:34 PM School closures for Tuesday, Oct. 26

All Nevada County school districts, with the exception of Penn Valley, remain closed. Child Development Center and TKM are open. Distance learning for Nevada City is available.

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October 26, 2020 at 4:50 PM Grass Valley and Nevada City have NOT received the weather ‘all clear’ at this time. The Community Resources Centers will remain open until power is fully restored.

October 26, 2020 at 3:56 PM

Some power has been restored in south county after line inspections completed without any damage found. Restoration also underway in Placer and Yuba counties.

October 26, 2020 at 11:48 AM

PG&E Begins Issuing Weather ‘All Clear’ for Public Safety Power Shutoff Event

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun patrolling some lines de-energized by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that started Sunday morning, Oct. 25, which affected approximately 355,000 customers in 34 counties. Due to improved weather conditions, Kern and San Joaquin Counties were removed from the scope of this PSPS.

This morning, PG&E meteorologists began issuing the weather all clear for portions of areas impacted by the PSPS. Restorations have begun where possible.

When it is safe to do so, crews will patrol over 17,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines to ensure that no damage or hazards exist before those lines can be re-energized and those customers restored. Efforts related to this PSPS event will include nearly 1,800 ground patrol units, 1 airplane and 65 helicopters.

PSPS Restoration

PG&E has begun restoring power to customers in some areas where it is safe to do so and expects to restore power to the remaining customers impacted by this PSPS event throughout the day on Monday and continue into Tuesday, with a majority of the customers restored by late Tuesday evening. In many areas, high winds and fire-critical weather will continue through Tuesday morning, so power restoration efforts cannot occur in those areas until the weather conditions improve and the fire danger subsides. Restoration may be delayed for some customers if crews are required to repair significant damage to individual lines, which could be caused by wind-blown branches and other debris.

The restoration process PG&E follows includes:

  1. Patrol – PG&E crews work to look for potential weather-related damage to the lines, poles and towers. This is done by foot, vehicle and air.
  2. Repair – Where equipment damage is found, PG&E crews work to isolate the damaged area from the rest of the system so other parts of the system can be restored.
  3. Restore – Once the poles, towers and lines are safe to energize, PG&E’s Control Center can complete the process and restore power to affected areas.
  4. Notify Customers – Customers are notified that power has been restored.

For more information on the PSPS event, visit pge.com/pspsupdates.

Extreme Winds Recorded Across Service Area

Winds in de-energized areas due to PSPS were observed as follows:

CountyMax recorded sustained winds (mph)Max recorded wind gusts (mph)
Sonoma           7689
Napa5482
Contra Costa5574
Lake5771
Placer4271
Alameda5266

October 26, 2020 at 9:52 AM The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has canceled the Maintenance & Resource Management Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 27 due to widespread power outages in the NID service territory and in an effort to ensure the community is included in our Zoom-based public meetings during COVID restrictions.

October 26, 2020 at 9:02 AM

The PG&E Emergency Operations Center remains activated to support operations for a strong Diablo wind event that will continue through tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service has issued multiple Red Flag Warnings today through tomorrow afternoon due to a combination of strong northeast winds and critically dry conditions. The Federal Northern Operations Predictive Services is forecasting high risk of significant fire potential for most of Northern CA today through tomorrow.  Additionally, the NOAA Storm Prediction Center is calling for elevated to critical fire weather conditions across much of northern and central CA today and tomorrow.  The latest PSPS forecast continues to show PSPS Warning status for all zones except Zones 6, 7 and 9 today and tomorrow. PG&E Meteorology will continue to closely monitor the weather station observations today and latest forecast models to support weather all clear declarations and restoration of power in areas where it is safe to do so.

October 26, 2020 at 7:26 AM All Nevada County school districts are closed today. Yuba River Charter and Bitney Prep are closed. Child Development Center and TKM are open.

October 26, 2020 at 6:37 AM Due to a PG&E Public Safety Power Shut Off (PSPS). The following Nevada County facilities have limited or no power:

  • Crown Point
  • Brighton Greens

These facilities will have limited or no public services being offered. County employees should check with their supervisors for possible alternate work locations or assignments.

The public should call the County Department prior to visiting in order to confirm staff availability.

All other County Facilities have power and are open.

October 26, 2020 at 6:29 AM All NJUHSD schools closed due to PSPS. The district will reevaluate today.

October 25, 2020 at 10:30 PM From PG&E’s evening briefing

October 25, 2020 at 5:33 PM Portions of Nevada City and Grass Valley have been reenergized thanks to generator power at the substations.

October 25, 2020 at 5:17 PM A total of 199,074 PG&E customers are now out of power due to the latest PSPS.

EL DORADO

Customers Without Power: 39,356
Outages: 112

SHASTA

Customers Without Power: 25,627
Outages: 135

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 22,988
Outages: 73

LAKE

Customers Without Power: 22,706
Outages: 87

TUOLUMNE

Customers Without Power: 20,085
Outages: 38

PLACER

Customers Without Power: 15,261
Outages: 50

CALAVERAS

Customers Without Power: 13,953
Outages: 19

BUTTE

Customers Without Power: 13,659
Outages: 89

SONOMA

Customers Without Power: 12,456
Outages: 77

AMADOR

Customers Without Power: 10,513
Outages: 31

NAPA

Customers Without Power: 8,795
Outages: 118

TEHAMA

Customers Without Power: 6,662
Outages: 30

YUBA

Customers Without Power: 4,038
Outages: 20

SAN BERNARDINO

Customers Without Power: 2,081
Outages: 16

PLUMAS

Customers Without Power: 1,735
Outages: 8

HUMBOLDT

Customers Without Power: 1,512
Outages: 50

SIERRA

Customers Without Power: 1,509
Outages: 9

GLENN

Customers Without Power: 1,452
Outages: 16

SOLANO

Customers Without Power: 1,240
Outages: 9

ALAMEDA

Customers Without Power: 871
Outages: 8

TRINITY

Customers Without Power: 733
Outages: 6

MONTEREY

Customers Without Power: 507
Outages: 4

SAN DIEGO

Customers Without Power: 454
Outages: 2

FRESNO

Customers Without Power: 433
Outages: 11

COLUSA

Customers Without Power: 425
Outages: 4

TULARE

Customers Without Power: 312
Outages: 3

LOS ANGELES

Customers Without Power: 268
Outages: 6

MENDOCINO

Customers Without Power: 245
Outages: 7

SAN FRANCISCO

Customers Without Power: 154
Outages: 3

KERN

Customers Without Power: 66
Outages: 4

MADERA

Customers Without Power: 50
Outages: 1

SANTA CLARA

Customers Without Power: 15
Outages: 2

ORANGE

Customers Without Power: 13
Outages: 2

YOLO

Customers Without Power: 12
Outages: 1

CONTRA COSTA

Customers Without Power: 3
Outages: 3

RIVERSIDE

Customers Without Power: 3
Outages: 1

SAN BENITO

Customers Without Power: 2
Outages: 2

SANTA BARBARA

Customers Without Power: 2
Outages: 2

MERCED

Customers Without Power: 1
Outages: 1

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Customers Without Power: 1
Outages: 1

October 25, 2020 at 5:13 PM Bitney Prep will be closed tomorrow.

Nevada City School District will be closed tomorrow.

October 25, 2020 at 4:21 PM Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) is canceling school for tomorrow, Monday Oct. 26th.

October 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Yuba River Charter School will be closed Monday and Tuesday, according to Director Barbara Linares.

October 25, 2020 at 3:30 PM

October 25, 2020 at 3:12 PM Power shut off in Nevada City, Grass Valley and Alta Sierra. In Yuba County, 20 circuits with 4,038 customers are now deenergized.

October 25, 2020 at 2:55 PM PSPS is starting in Nevada County. 1,157 customers on 6 circuits in North San Juan, Town of Washington are being deenergized.

Nevada County Community Resource Centers

Foothills Event Center

400 Idaho Maryland Rd
Grass Valley, Nevada, 95945

Date Open: 10/25/2020
Date Closed: To Be Announced
Hours Open: 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Location Type: Indoor

Available Resources: Snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi
Get Directions

Penn Valley Community Church

11739 Spenceville Road
Penn Valley, Nevada, 95946

Date Open: 10/25/2020
Date Closed: To Be Announced
Hours Open: 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Location Type: Outdoor

Available Resources:
Snacks and water, Device charging, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi
Get Directions

Madelyn Helling Library, Community Room

980 Helling Way
Nevada City, Nevada, 95959

Date Open: 10/25/2020
Date Closed: To Be Announced
Hours Open: 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Location Type: Indoor

Available Resources: Snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi
Get Directions

NSJ Community Center

29190 CA-49
North San Juan, Nevada, 95960

Date Open:10/25/2020
Date Closed: To Be Announced
Hours Open: 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Location Type: Indoor

Available Resources: Snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi
Get Directions

October 25, 2020 at 11:43 AM According to Union Hill Superintendent Andy Parsons: As of right now, due to PSPS today, Monday and Tuesday we will be closed to students. If the PSPS does not happen, Parsons will send a message to all families early in the morning.

October 25, 2020 at 10:55 AM National Weather Service Sacramento update: The forecast is on track this morning, as the weather pattern continues to set up for extreme fire weather conditions. This will impact almost all of northern California, and compared to other events, this looks to be the strongest wind event of the year so far. Expect to see scattered to widespread damaging wind gusts later today and through Monday, with moisture/humidities plummeting. Although winds will not be quite as strong on Tuesday, humidity values will remain very low. Winds decrease by Tuesday evening and remain relatively light through the rest of the week. Relatively dry conditions linger through much of the week, with the worst humidity recovery expected across foothill locations. No precipitation is anticipated in the next 7 days for interior NorCal.

October 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM

October 24, 2020 at 9:26 AM

The PG&E Emergency Operations Center remains activated to track and plan for a stronger offshore wind event tomorrow through Monday. The latest PSPS forecast continues to indicate PSPS Watch status for all zones except Zone 7 tomorrow and Monday with many zones in PSPS Watch into Tuesday. The upcoming event appears to be stronger and more widespread than the previous events. The areas with the highest probability of being affected by PSPS for this event are the adjacent terrain surrounding the Sacramento Valley, almost all of the Sierra, as well as higher terrain of the Bay Area, including the Santa Cruz Mountains and Central Coast Region and portions of southern Kern. The start of the event is about 24 hours away and event details may still change concerning potential cities and counties impacted with this event. Please note that PSPS is not executed across entire Zones and this is only intended to provide a high-level overview. PSPS decisions are made at more granular levels based on high resolution data; thus, only a portion of a zone may experience a PSPS event.

October 23, 2020 at 5:56 PM

38 counties and 466,087 customers could be affected by the PSPS, according to the first, preliminary list released by PG&E.

COUNTYALLMEDICAL BASELINEESTIMATED SHUTOFF TIMEESTIMATED WEATHER ALL CLEARESTIMATED RESTORATION TIME
202020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Alameda3940114832020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Alpine57562020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Amador104488052020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Butte1918518332020-10-25 14:00:002020-10-27 10:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Calaveras193299672020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Colusa565322020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-26 10:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Contra Costa201489572020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
El Dorado4100928912020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Fresno47464172020-10-25 18:00:002020-10-26 14:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Glenn377182020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-26 10:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Humboldt67122322020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-26 11:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Kern649322020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Lake3159026132020-10-25 14:00:002020-10-27 06:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Lassen989502020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-27 10:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Madera1654215132020-10-25 18:00:002020-10-26 14:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Marin196266082020-10-25 18:00:002020-10-26 10:00:002020-10-26 22:00:00
Mariposa1203452020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Mendocino100385522020-10-25 14:00:002020-10-27 06:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Monterey24262020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Napa155985102020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Nevada4025224462020-10-25 14:00:002020-10-27 10:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Placer1806011172020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Plumas93704292020-10-25 14:00:002020-10-27 10:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
San Joaquin1002020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
San Mateo44581202020-10-25 22:00:002020-10-26 11:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Santa Clara47702382020-10-25 22:00:002020-10-26 11:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Santa Cruz143179752020-10-25 22:00:002020-10-26 11:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Shasta2516919972020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Sierra1101242020-10-25 14:00:002020-10-27 10:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Siskiyou5702020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-26 10:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Solano16061002020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 06:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Sonoma3812021112020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 06:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Stanislaus3502020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Tehama97518492020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-27 10:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Trinity1406762020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-26 11:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Tuolumne3327124272020-10-25 16:00:002020-10-27 08:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Yolo16642020-10-25 08:00:002020-10-26 10:00:002020-10-27 12:00:00
Yuba51964122020-10-25 14:00:002020-10-27 10:00:002020-10-27 22:00:00
Total46608928895

October 23, 2020 at 9:40 PM

PG&E video received at 9:32 pm

October 23, 2020 at 6:59 PM

Now is a good time to repack/restock your Go Bag and go over your emergency plan. If you need a refresher on what to pack, here are a few links:

Go Bags & Back-Up Plan from #ReadyNevadaCounty:

https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2773/Go-Bags-Back-Up-Plan

Find Your Five & Share Your Plan

Increase your preparedness by sharing your plan with five trusted Emergency Allies and do the same for others. The more connected we are, the more likely we are to get accurate information in a timely manner and survive an emergency. You and your family may not be together during a fire, so consider communication strategies for your loved ones who spend time with others.

Check in often with your five Emergency Allies, especially on Red Flag Warning days and hold each other accountable for maintaining well-stocked Go Bags. Remember, everyone communicates in different ways. Find what works for your group and agree to be there for each other in the event of an emergency.

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