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Posted on: October 26, 2019

PG&E power shutoff UPDATE

PG&E Power Shutoff Saturday Morning Update

Oct. 26, 2019 

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) is preparing for a planned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) due to extreme fire weather conditions in parts of Humboldt County. The latest information from the utility indicates power is scheduled to be shut down at 5 p.m. today. Residents are encouraged to prepare to be without power for several days. The length and duration of the outage and estimated time of restoral is entirely managed by PG&E.

The Emergency Operations Center has been activated, and public safety is Sheriff’s OES primary focus at this time. Emergency 911 dispatch is operational and not expected to be impacted by the PSPS. Anyone experiencing a life-threatening emergency should call 911. Do not call 911 for information about the outage. Emergency responders are contacting medically vulnerable residents to ensure their health and safety during the PSPS.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather conditions and a High Wind Warning for potentially damaging winds for primarily southeast Humboldt County. All of Humboldt County will see nighttime temperatures drop into the 40s along the coast and 30s across inland areas through early next week. Residents are urged to prepare for cold weather. Use caution and be aware of fire danger if using a wood stove or fireplace for home heating. Never use a generator or camp stove indoors. Use of candles is discouraged, but if absolutely necessary, never leave them unattended.

Multiple city- and agency-sponsored Community Resource Centers (CRC) will open around the county to help residents charge medical and other devices. Residents are encouraged to utilize these facilities to charge electronic medical devices enough to last through the night. Any additional locations and schedule changes will be announced as information becomes available. Follow Humboldt County OES on Facebook for the most recent updates. www.facebook.com/HumboldtCountyOES/

Arcata Community Center - 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, Arcata (Priority given to those with medical needs.)

·        Saturday, Oct. 26 - noon to 6 p.m.

·        Sunday, Oct. 27 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

·        Monday, Oct. 28 - Open at 10 a.m. 

 

Eureka Municipal Auditorium - 1120 F St, Eureka (Must bring your own charging cable)

·        Saturday, Oct. 26 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Humboldt Bay Fire Bode Classroom “Medical Device Charging Station” – 3030 L St., Eureka

·        Saturday, Oct. 26 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Fortuna Fireman’s Pavilion - 9 Park Street, Fortuna, CA (PG&E-sponsored)

·        Sunday, Oct. 27 – Open at 8 a.m.

 

Pierson Park – 1705 Gwin Rd., McKinleyville (PG&E-sponsored)

·        Sunday, Oct. 27 – Open at 8 a.m.

 

Blue Lake Rancheria – 428 Chartin Rd. (PG&E-sponsored)

·        Sunday, Oct. 27 – Open at 8 a.m.

 

US Forest Service Big Rock Day-Use Area – 2383-2405 Trinity River Highway, Willow Creek (PG&E-sponsored)

·        Sunday, Oct. 27 – Open at 8 a.m.

 

Hoopa Neighborhood Facilities – 11900 CA-96 (PG&E-sponsored)

·        Times TBD

 

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. To learn more about PSPS, go to pge.com/prepareforpowerdown or by calling 1-877-9000-PGE. Sign up to receive location-specific emergency information through Humboldt ALERTs at humboldtgov.org/alerts. Follow Sheriff’s OES on Facebook for the most recent updates. www.facebook.com/HumboldtCountyOES/

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