Fire danger forces Red Flag Warning, outages

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Hundreds of thousands of people across NorCal could be impacted by Sunday’s wind event.

The weather service issued the fire weather warning, which lasts from 11 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Tuesday, in anticipation of low humidity and winds between 25 mph and 35 mph, as well as gusts of up to 60 mph.

Hours before the Red Flag Warning, officials are saying this event could be as strong or stronger than the 2017 Wine Country Fires. PG&E released an emergency kit that you should prepare in the case of another wildfire.

Pacific Gas & Electric officials held a press briefing Saturday to provide the latest details on the upcoming Public Safety Power Shutoff event.

PSPS event will affect approximately 361,000 customers in targeted portions of 36 counties.
  • Alameda County: 16,329 customers, 795 Medical Baseline customers    
  • Alpine County: 575 customers, 6 Medical Baseline customers     
  • Amador County: 10,398 customers, 805 Medical Baseline customers     
  • Butte County: 13,066 customers, 1,160 Medical Baseline customers       
  • Calaveras County: 15,694 customers, 729 Medical Baseline customers  
  • Colusa County: 565 customers, 32 Medical Baseline customers  
  • Contra Costa County: 17,966 customers, 883 Medical Baseline customers        
  • El Dorado County: 38,462 customers, 2,681 Medical Baseline customers           
  • Fresno County: 4,712 customers, 408 Medical Baseline customers         
  • Glenn County: 377 customers, 18 Medical Baseline customers    
  • Humboldt County: 7,143 customers, 239 Medical Baseline customers    
  • Kern County: 627 customers, 32 Medical Baseline customers      
  • Lake County: 21,621 customers, 1,572 Medical Baseline customers        
  • Madera County: 10,792 customers, 858 Medical Baseline customers       
  • Marin County: 13,809 customers, 443 Medical Baseline customers          
  • Mariposa County: 703 customers, 14 Medical Baseline customers          
  • Mendocino County: 648 customers, 14 Medical Baseline customers       
  • Napa County: 11,026 customers, 393 Medical Baseline customers          
  • Nevada County: 40,246 customers, 2,445 Medical Baseline customers   
  • Placer County: 17,017 customers, 1,060 Medical Baseline customers     
  • Plumas County: 3,168 customers, 167 Medical Baseline customers         
  • San Joaquin County: 10 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers         
  • San Mateo County: 3,671 customers, 93 Medical Baseline customers     
  • Santa Clara County: 4,182 customers, 205 Medical Baseline customers 
  • Santa Cruz County: 13,872 customers, 955 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shasta County: 24,746 customers, 1,967 Medical Baseline customers    
  • Sierra County: 1,101 customers, 24 Medical Baseline customers 
  • Siskiyou County: 57 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers   
  • Solano County: 1,597 customers, 96 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 23,464 customers, 1,164 Medical Baseline customers  
  • Stanislaus County: 35 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tehama County: 6,470 customers, 544 Medical Baseline customers        
  • Trinity County: 1,376 customers, 74 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tuolumne County: 30,327 customers, 2,220 Medical Baseline customers           
  • Yolo County: 165 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers         
  • Yuba County: 4,666 customers, 365 Medical Baseline customers
  • Total*: 360,687 customers, 22,465 Medical Baseline customers

*The following Tribal Community counts are included within the County level detail above.

  • Big Sandy Rancheria Tribal Community: 61 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
  • Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians Tribal Community: 54 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers
  • Cortina Rancheria Tribal Community: 8 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customers
  • Dry Creek Rancheria Tribal Community: 8 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Grindstone Rancheria Tribal Community: 49 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Hoopa Valley Tribe Tribal Community: 1062 customers, 56 Medical Baseline customers
  • Jackson Rancheria Tribal Community: 28 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Karuk Tribe Tribal Community: 42 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Middletown Rancheria Tribal Community: 33 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • North Fork Rancheria Tribal Community: 25 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Pit River Tribes Tribal Community: 8 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Robinson Rancheria Tribal Community: 96 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shingle Springs Rancheria Tribal Community: 49 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
  • Stewarts Point Rancheria (Kashaya Pomo) Tribal Community: 22 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Community: 112 customers, 6 Medical Baseline customers
  • Upper Lake Rancheria Tribal Community: 28 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yurok Tribe Tribal Community: 87 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers

Officials say the shutoffs will start in stages, beginning Sunday morning around 10 a.m. in some areas and then into the evening. The majority of outages will occur around 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

You can find an interactive map of outages on PG&E’s website. You can also use PG&E’s online address lookup.

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