Fire warning sounded

India Post News Service

India Post News Service

SAN FRANCISCO: On October 7, PG&E announced that its meteorological and operations teams in its Emergency Operations Center continue to monitor a potentially widespread, strong and dry wind event Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.

The event will impact northern, coastal and Bay Area counties across much of PG&E’s service area. In response to this anticipated event, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for vast portions of Northern California for midweek. The National Interagency Fire Center’s Geographic Area Coordination Center is also forecasting significant fire potential across Northern California beginning on Wednesday of this week.

 Due to the forecasted extreme weather conditions, PG&E is considering proactively turning off power for safety and to further reduce wildfire risk, and implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff, across portions of nearly 30 northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties.

Portions of counties that may be impacted include, but is not limited to: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.

 The main period of weather risk is early Wednesday morning through Thursday midday. The dry, windy weather pattern is expected to reach from the northern portions of PG&E’s service territory and down through the Sacramento Valley before spreading into the central areas of the state including most of the Bay Area. PG&E will continue to monitor weather conditions and will be providing additional information regarding affected area this afternoon.

Customers can also contact 1.800.743.5000 to speak to PG&E’S customer service representatives and request an over the phone interpretation services.

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