PG&E said the power could be cut off by before or around 4 a.m. Wednesday through Thursday afternoon to an estimated 250,000 customers in the Bay Area and may not be fully restored for five days.
The company owners lost their own home in 2017, and wonder if PG&E is being overly-cautious."Being a fire survivor, I think they have to be," said Ramsay. "But by the same token, I'm a little nervous because the fire happened so quickly, it's over with before you even know it."
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The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said its primary concern were the East Bay hills from Berkeley to Fremont, and residents were urged to register with acalert.org to receive notifications from the emergency operations center.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the proclamation of a local emergency shortly after it observed 44 seconds of silence in memory of the 44 people who died in the Sonoma Complex fires that started two years ago.
2 years since deadly North Bay Firestorm
“This is an emotional day for many people,” Board Chair David Rabbitt said before everyone in the chambers rose to observe the silence.
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“It’s wickedly ironic we have a red flag warning and a likely power shutdown now. We are not just Sonoma Strong, we are Sonoma Ready,” Supervisor James Gore said.
Supervisor Susan Gorin, who lost her Sonoma Valley home in the fire, dabbed tears as she said, “This is an emotional day for me.”
Gorin recalled facilities in the Sonoma-area district she represents opening to accommodate those who fled the fires.
PG&E has not if a power shutoff will indeed occur Wednesday. Chris Godley, Sonoma County’s Department of Emergency Management director, told the board he is “99 percent sure it is going to happen tonight.”
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More than 260,000 North Bay residents could be without power Wednesday and Thursday because of PG&Es planned outages.
PG&E has not if a power shutoff will indeed occur Wednesday. Chris Godley, Sonoma County's Department of Emergency Management director, told the board he is "99 percent sure it is going to happen tonight."
With 30 counties across Northern and Central California potentially impacted, heres how to stay informed:
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-Make sure PG&E has your current contact information by going to www.pge.com or calling 1-800-743-5000.
-Get local emergency alerts: Go to SoCoAlert.com or call 866-939-0911, press 0 at the menu and ask the operator for assistance in registering.
-To find out if you service may be impacted by the power shut-off, enter your address in the lookup map at www.pge.com.
The map below shows which PG&E circuits are more likely to be shut down during a planned outage this week.