Update from Kate - PG&E Monitoring Severe Wind Event Later This Week

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PG&E Monitoring Severe Wind Event Later This Week

All Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Alerts and Take Normal Precautions Related to Fire Preparedness and Power Shut-Offs


Due to gusty winds and dry conditions, PG&E is forecasting a 33-75 percent likelihood of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Marin Wednesday morning through Thursday mid-day. Outages could potentially last multiple days. 

This power shutoff may affect up to 39 of the 47 counties PG&E services. PG&E sees this weather pattern closely mirroring the October 8–9, 2017 weather which precipitated the North Bay fires. Marin County is in Zone/Region 3, which is listed by PG&E as being in a “PSPS Watch” status for Wednesday and Thursday, with “Elevated Potential” on Friday. The forecast will become more certain as we get closer to the event period. 

PG&E is actively monitoring weather models. Here are some helpful links where you can monitor updates: 

  • Twitter:  @PGE4Me
  • Twitter:  @NWSBayArea
  • http://www.pge.com/psps: Understand how a PSPS works. Receive alerts about a PSPS. Get outage and restoration information. Access PSPS resources.
  • https://www.pge.com/weather: If weather forecasts indicate gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off the electricity serving that area.
  • https://m.pge/com/#outages: To view outage details or request updates on a particular outage, select an icon on the map. Outage information is updated automatically every 15 minutes, and matches the information available by phone at the PG&E Power Outage Information Center.

A PSPS outage in your hometown could impact your commute to work and/or result in other family considerations (e.g., closure of childcare centers or schools). For information relating to PG&E’s PSPS program, please see: www.pge.com/pspsupdates.

In the meantime, prepare at home. Resources are available at ReadyMarin.org and Prepareforpowerdown.com. For those with access and functional needs, you can find additional resources on Marin County Health & Human Services’ Preparing for Extended Outages webpage or Ready.gov’s Access and Functional Needs webpage. Please sign up for emergency alerts from AlertMarin, Nixle and PG&E's PSPS Alerts to stay informed at home.

At minimum, to prepare for a PSPS outage at home: