Update from Kate - Red Flag Warning, Ongoing PSPS Issues & Related Resources

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Update from Kate 

Red Flag Warning Remains in Effect While PG&E Works in Marin to Restore Power from October 26 PSPS Event 

What We Know & Update on Community Resources

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PG&E has just advised that crews continue to inspect and patrol lines in Marin County and they expect power to continue to be restored today. As of 3:45pm, approximately 60,960 meters in Marin remain without power from the October 26 PSPS event.

A PG&E representative also stated, "we do NOT expect any additional PSPS-related outages in Marin County today. We've been able to find ways to minimize impact to Marin County customers by isolating areas of the grid." That sounds like good news, although PG&E also said, "it is possible there may be unplanned outages due to weather impacts and normal service impacts." This information seems to keep open the possibility of additional power shutoffs.  

PSPS events are implemented by PG&E as a function of their Wildfire Safety Program when extreme wildfire conditions exist. Marin County remains under a Red Flag Warning because of extremely dry conditions and high winds forecast for the week. In addition, the Kincade Fire is still actively burning in Sonoma County. Any wildfire activity in Marin or a change in the Kincade Fire status could prompt additional protective outages.

Given the fluidity of the situation, if / when your power is restored, please use the opportunity to charge any medical equipment, phones, and other electronic devices, and also to restock emergency kits.

If you see PG&E personnel in your neighborhood inspecting lines, please be kind to them and do not interfere with their work.  The faster they can inspect and repair lines, the earlier power can be restored.

We at the County rely on PG&E for updated information on potential outages and power restoration and will continue to provide updates to you as new information is confirmed.

Updated information on community resources throughout the county can be found at marincounty.org/emergency, but we understand some regions are having connectivity issues and cannot access the website.  Therefore, we’ve included the latest resource information (as of October 29 at 10:30am) attached to this email.

Please stay safe and connected with your neighbors and County/City/Town agencies to the extent possible. We will try to provide timely updates through various channels, including email and social media, as well as at local resource centers.