SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — For weeks we’ve been dealing with fires and periods of triple-digit heat, but this week we are facing our first potential Public Safety Power Shutoff of the season. Why now? Along with the heat wave, this week the region will also experience its first significant off-shore wind event of the season. … [Read more...] about What Triggers PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs?
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According to the utility, more than 3,000 employees had begun inspecting 10,750 miles of transmission lines starting at daybreak Wednesday. PG&E anticipates power to be restored to the vast majority of customers by the end of the day, but some customers may experience delays due to repairs or if inspections from aircraft are suspended due to smoke. … [Read more...] about Public Safety Power Shutoffs: PG&E Gives ‘All Clear’ To Customers In Wine Country, NorCal
SANTA ROSA (KPIX) – Across Northern California’s picturesque Wine Country, a patchwork of neighborhoods began Tuesday without electric lights, air conditioning and with refrigerators filled with thawing food as their power had been cut-off in a planned Pacific Gas & Electric outage. … [Read more...] about Public Safety Power Shutoff: Thousands Of Wine Country Residents Awaken In The Dark Without Electrical Power
For these residents, lightning pushed the start of fire season and now, another danger begins. The red flag warning in the North Bay mountains has forced the city of Santa Rosa Fire to prepare for another Public Safety Power Shutoff. … [Read more...] about Santa Rosa Residents Prepare For PG&E Power Shutoffs Under Hot, Red Flag Warning Conditions
The San Francisco skyline is barely visible through smoke from wildfires Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in this view from Sausalito, Calif. Thousands of people were under orders to evacuate in regions surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday as nearly 40 wildfires blazed across the state amid a blistering heat wave now in its second week. Smoke blanketed the city of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) … [Read more...] about Increasing confidence for hot, desiccating winds in Bay Area Monday night