Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Some Humboldt Residents in Scope of PG&E Power Shutoff

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 8:01 PM

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The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services posted an announcement on its Facebook page tonight warning that some parts of Humboldt are in the scope of a potential PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.

"PG&E has released updated Public Safety Power Shutoff information indicating likely power-shutoffs to communities along Alderpoint Road from Highway 36 to Fort Seward Road in Humboldt County," the post states. "Residents in Southeastern Humboldt should prepare now for potential power-shutoffs due to critical fire weather."

The outage is expected to impact areas of Humboldt starting Thursday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and last through until 10 p.m. the next day, according to PG&E. An estimated 187 customers are forecast to be affected. Read more here.

The Eureka office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for portions of Humboldt County from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Friday.
Click here to read more about PG&E's multi-tiered plan for such events, which the company says will translate into shorter, more localized Public Safety Power Shutoffs and better communication with the public before, during and after an event.
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