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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.
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
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/
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.
Municipal Auditorium - 1120 F St, Eureka (Must bring your own charging cable)
· Saturday, Oct. 26 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.,
Blue Lake Rancheria – 428
Chartin Rd. (PG&E-sponsored)
US Forest Service Big Rock
Day-Use Area – 2383-2405 Trinity River Highway, Willow Creek (PG&E-sponsored)
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/