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Preparing for a PG&E Power Shutoff
Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:00 am

In collaboration with the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa, we are reaching out to businesses to encourage proper preparations are made for the planned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff by 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9th, 2019. Re-energization is anticipated to begin Thursday, October 10th, 2019, at noon. PG&E anticipates it could take up to 5 days to completely restore power to all impacted customers once power restoration begins. They are expecting significant damage to their system which will take time to repair.

Although the City and County are taking action to respond to the potential impacts of an extended loss of power should it occur, the decision to shut down the power and the speed at which it is restored comes solely from PG&E.

For updates and to identify service areas that may be affected by a potential power outage, businesses and residents should visit www.pge.com/psps and check individual addresses on PG&E’s interactive potential outage map. (Due to the high volume of web traffic, you may experience delays in accessing PG&E's website.)

  • To learn more about a PG&E’s power shutoff, visit www.PGE.com/weather or call PG&E’s 24-hour power outage information center at 1-800-743-5002.
  • For updates and emergency information from the City of Santa Rosa, visit www.srcity.org/emergency.
  • For updates and emergency information from the County of Sonoma, visit www.socoemergency.org/.
  • We have also attached an information and preparation sheet that can be shared with your staff in English and Spanish (see below).

Lastly, as we are again in fire season, we also encourage you to know all of the potential evacuation routes out of your locations and use the tools available to prepare for any emergency at www.srcity.org/KnowYourWayOut.

 Download the info & preparation sheet in English [PDF]

 

Download the info & preparation sheet in Spanish [PDF]

 


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