MAP: Dangerous winds set off precautionary power shutoffs

Bay Area

(KRON) — Thousands of customers are without power Monday and Tuesday morning as a precaution while dangerous winds blow through the Bay Area.

Pacific Gas & Electric initiated a Public Power Safety Shutoff on Sunday for about 361,000 customers throughout the state.

The following Bay Area counties are potentially impacted:

  • Alameda County: 16,329 customers, 795 Medical Baseline customers  
  • Contra Costa County: 17,966 customers, 883 Medical Baseline customers   
  • Marin County: 13,809 customers, 443 Medical Baseline customers  
  • Napa County: 11,026 customers, 393 Medical Baseline customers      
  • San Mateo County: 3,671 customers, 93 Medical Baseline customers       
  • Santa Clara County: 4,182 customers, 205 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano County: 1,597 customers, 96 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 23,464 customers, 1,164 Medical Baseline customers

Check out this map for the areas currently impacted for the latest update:

The Power Shutoff is expected to last into Tuesday. The Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills was extended through 5 p.m. Tuesday, however the Red Flag Warning for Coastal Regions, Santa Cruz Mountains and lower valleys will expire by 11 a.m. Monday.

In a Monday afternoon update, PG&E gave the following wind recordings with most of the extreme winds reported in the Bay Area:


CountyMax recorded sustained winds (mph)Max recorded wind gusts (mph)
Sonoma7689
Napa5482
Contra Costa5574
Lake5771
Placer4271
Alameda5266

However, on Monday afternoon PG&E said it has already begun the process of restoring power safely to some places in California where the wind has decreased. This includes Kern and San Joaquin counties.

Power may be restored in Contra Costa by Tuesday, October 27th, according to PG&E.

The power restoration process first begins with crews patrolling for potential weather-related damage to the lines, poles and towers. This is done by foot, vehicle and air, according to the utility.

Team Coverage: North Bay

Team Coverage: East Bay

Team Coverage: San Leandro

PG&E says it will restore power in stages, with the goal of restoring power to nearly all customers within 12 daylight hours after severe weather has passed.

According to the utility, the region is facing the “driest humidity levels and the strongest winds of the wildfire season thus far, that together create high risk of catastrophic wildfires.”

The following other areas in California are also potentially without power:

  • 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  
  • 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    
  • Lake County: 21,621 customers, 1,572 Medical Baseline customers        
  • Madera County: 10,792 customers, 858 Medical Baseline customers       
  • Mariposa County: 703 customers, 14 Medical Baseline customers          
  • Mendocino County: 648 customers, 14 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           
  • 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   
  • 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

PG&E has 106 Community Resource Centers open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with ADA-accessible restrooms, hand-washing stations, medical-equipment charging, WiFi; bottled water, grab-and-go bags and non-perishable snacks. Find a location near you here. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

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