Several cities in the San Francisco are likely to be impacted by Power Shutoffs this week to prevent wildfires during dry conditions, including parts of Napa, Contra Costa and Alameda counties.  Some places will be without electric for 5-7 days ! ! ! ! 

Because of windy, dry weather conditions, a Fire Weather Watch is in effect starting Wednesday at 5 a.m. in the North Bay mountains and valleys, the East Bay hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Fire Weather Watch is in place until Thursday at 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced earlier Monday that it is monitoring a “severe wind event” that could cause power shutoffs in 30 California counties, including many in the Bay Area, Sierra Foothills and Central Valley.

The shutoffs may impact more than 600,000 PG&E customers statewide.

The strongest winds are likely overnight Wednesday and into early Thursday morning.


Areas to be impacted by PG&E power shutoffs include:

Napa County — Power shutoff beginning Wednesday morning, could last five days or more.

>> Click here for interactive map showing affected areas in Napa County and fire danger levels

Danville — Power shutoff beginning Wednesday at midnight in Danville in areas surrounding Sycamore Valley, east of Alta Vista Drive and Camino Tassajara and the southern portion of town in the Fostoria Way and Crow Canyon neighborhoods. Power will likely be restored by 12 p.m. Thursday.

San Jose — Mayor Sam Liccardo said residents and business in east and south San Jose should prepare to be without power for up to seven days.


Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda — According to the City of Lafayette, power shutoffs will occur in the three surrounding cities beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The city says once fire weather conditions pass, power will be restored. The shutoff will impact approximately 21,421 customers in the region with 7,500 in Lafayette.

These area MAY be impacted by PG&E power shutoffs:

El Cerrito — Potential power shutoff in city limits beginning Wednesday, lasting until Thursday.

Berkeley — Power shutoff likely to impact parts of Berkeley.

Sonoma County — Region is under a “Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch,” according to the county. Sonoma County and Santa Rosa have declared local emergency proclamations to improve response times in case of power shutoffs.

Other counties possibly impacted: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, El Dorado County, Glenn County, Lake County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Tehama County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, Yuba County


>> Latest information from PG&E

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    Rebecca Coppes · 6 months ago
    Now the Riverside CA Sheriffs Department posted on FB that electric companies in Southern California May shut off electricity due to Santa Ana winds. So pretty much all of CA is going to be affected with power outages!!!
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    Jonathan Munday · 6 months ago
    It's progressive.
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    Bob · 6 months ago
    Nonsense. We live in the area near the Camp Fire. For 50+ years we have all paid for service AND maintenance for electric power. PG&E chose not to do maintenance. Gov Brown signed a law that PG&E could pass the settlement costs on to us, the rate payers. So PG&E isn't being held financially liable for the death and damage they did. Most northern counties are very conservative. Last weekend we had power shut off for 15+ hours for high winds-. BS. Our flag was barely moving, our temp was 51* and humidity was 57%. We live at 3200'. They are doing it because they can, IMHO.
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      Judith Rollings · 6 months ago
      Sounds like the affected cities and municipalities need some leverage. Doesn't PG&E have any reliability/performance requirements?
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    Robert Ross · 6 months ago
    Calizuela or Venefornia?
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    Jill Hart · 6 months ago
    Now let's see...what could possibly go wrong with shutting off the power for days in a major city...in even minor cities. Let the chaos begin! Anyone want to post overs n unders on the number of people who will die from these shannagins?
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    Judith Rollings · 6 months ago
    Everyone jumped on the bandwagon to blame PGE for the fires last year. Who knows how many lawsuits. Now PGE is getting smart - "if the fires come again, it is not our fault and you can't sue us. But unfortunately, you won't have power for a while..." Can't say I blame them!
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    Copperhead · 6 months ago
    What could possibly go wrong...
    Let the looting begin!
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    Frank Lee · 6 months ago
    "I'm with the govt and I'm here to help you..."
    No power. For your own safety.