Friday, October 25, 2019

Alert: Humboldt Will Lose Power, Possibly for Four Days

Posted By on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 12:44 PM

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services has issued a countywide alert warning that all PG&E customers in the county will lose power early tomorrow afternoon due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff being enacted in the face of severe fire conditions in portions of Humboldt County and surrounding areas.

The office is urging residents to plan for an outage of up to four days, as the extreme weather conditions are expected to last through Monday and it may take some time after that to inspect lines and get electric servce restored to all customers.

When PG&E offers additional information about the outage or restoration estimates, the Sheriff’s Office will pass it on to the public. The alert reminds residents that 911 should only be used for life-threatening emergencies and urges residents to check on family and neighbors with medical needs.

See the full alert copied below and see our earlier post here for preparedness tips.

P G & E ADVISES THAT ALL CUSTOMERS IN Humboldt County will lose power early afternoon, Saturday, October 26, 2019, due to a Public Safety Power Shutoff. Extreme fire weather conditions affecting portions of Humboldt County and surrounding counties will cause dangerous conditions for power transmission lines. Please prepare for an outage up to 4 days. 9 1 1 should only be used for life threatening emergencies. The Sheriff’s Office will issue more information when P G & E provides outage or restoration time estimates. Please check on family and neighbors with medical needs. You can get further information at PGE.com. You can also call 211 for information. We will also send out Humboldt Alerts with updated information.
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