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Humboldt County was notified at approximately 1:00 PM today by PG&E that 2,188 customers in Humboldt were expected to have their power
turned off on Saturday, October 26, as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
event driven by gusty wind conditions forecast on Saturday evening. The
attached map was provided at approximately 3:30 this afternoon, indicating
a much larger area would be affected. Similar to the October 9 outage, this map
reflects virtually all populated areas of the county on the grid.
Without additional clarifying information available from
PG&E at this time, the Sheriff’s Office advises Humboldt County residents
to be prepared for the potential of an extended power outage impacting all PG&E
customers. Further information received from PG&E confirming the scope of
this outage, as well as timing and restoration estimates, will be provided as
it becomes available.